From today's Gospel (Mark 1:14-20):
'As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his bother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they left their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired m and followed him."
It is quite incredible to think what these men did in following Jesus. They gave up everything, even their own families. Can you imagine you were working one day; working alongside your father or mother, and Jesus came along and invited you to follow him? Would you be prepared to drop everything straight away and go with him?
Imagine Jesus came and stood next to you right this very moment and asked you to follow him. Could you just up and leave? It wouldn't be easy would it. Yet the disciples made this very sacrifice and they did it out of love for Christ and so that we may hear the Good News.
Perhaps we aren't expected to sacrifice quite as much as Andrew, James and John in this Gospel passage, but I'm sure most of us could do a little more. Even if it is just spending a little bit more time in prayer each day. Setting aside that extra 10/15 minutes to talk to Jesus and let him know that we love him and that we too are prepared to follow him and trust in God's divine plan for our lives.