How about the bad stuff?
At Jesus’ encouragement, “Do not be afraid,” they also left their weaknesses, sins, and doubts behind. Simon admitted that he is “a sinful man.”
What holds me back in following Jesus? Positive things? Negative things? My doubts? My sins?
Jesus knows who he calls.
And it’s not about whether I have the right stuff or not. It’s not about whether I am good enough or not.
It is about the One who calls. He urges me, “Do not be afraid.” And he calls me to follow him.
Earlier in Luke’s Gospel, Mary was told and accepted the angel’s words, “Nothing will impossible for God” (Luke 1: 37) .