GOSPEL READING Jn 1:35-42
This passage gives the story of the vocation of the first disciples according to the gospel of John. In the synoptic gospels Jesus himself went around and called the disciples whereas here it is not Jesus who is going around calling the disciples rather they are sent to Jesus or they follow because of the witness of the other. Here we see a different way of calling the disciples.
In the gospel of John we see the following stages through which they are called to be his disciples. They are: 1) witness by someone about Jesus (here John the Baptist bears witness Andrew and John; and later Andrew to his brother Peter); 2) they listen; 3) follow him and search (where do you live); 4) come and see; 5) stay with him. These stages add up to the “calling story”.
யோவான் நற்செய்தியில் சீடர்கள் இயேசுவை தேடி வருகிறார்கள். மற்ற நற்செய்திகளில் இயேசு கடலோரம் சென்று அவர்களை அழைக்கிறார்.