After reading about Jesus calling Peter (Simon) from the nets, to follow him (Mark 1:14-18) . . .
I just threw down the net
in a celebratory way,
like when the fishing season is over.
I doubt I’ll regret,
“catching men” has full sway,
the net shifting toward something much bolder.
Men have to be caught,
I believe it,
I catch them swindling and lying and cheating.
Does this mean life is for naught,
Off with the Greek stoic, I am traveling!
This rabbi is different, no doubt,
the weight of his person
is like the Torah given birth.
I feel royal air as this Nazarene shouts,
though we have light purses.
Is Heaven moving? He is so like and unlike earth.
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