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[Of Special Interest to Young People]

From the October 1949 issue of The Christian Science Journal

JESUS was walking by the Galilean sea when he saw the two brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew, who were fishermen. To these men the Master extended the simple, loving invitation (Matt. 4:19), "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." And "they straightway left their nets, and followed him."

What was the nature of the attraction which impelled Peter and Andrew to leave their fishing nets and their brethren to follow Christ Jesus? Our Master was deeply conscious of the dignity of man as the reflection of infinite Mind. The attraction which drew these men to Jesus was the divine Love reflected by our Master.

The two fishermen, who were to become valued apostles, must have realized that they were in the presence of one who reflected more than anyone else the light and warmth of divine Love. Jesus, as always, was clearly conscious of the ever-presence of his Father-Mother Love and of the perfection and spirituality of man as the image of Love. He was profoundly interested in the welfare of all men, and now he beheld two men whose thought was sufficiently humble and childlike to become his apostles. Responding to the call of the Christ, Andrew and Peter must have been filled with such joy that they desired to learn more of that Love which was Jesus' constant companion. Here is an inspiring example of the attractiveness of Truth, which, when expressed, inevitably draws the interest of the receptive thought.