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Follow the Fish

20 Jan

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Hey person, is it true that Jesus went up to people and said “Follow me,” and they followed him? He must have had some pretty good treats with him or something.

What do you mean they left their fish to follow Jesus? How could you leave a good meal to follow anyone?

I’ll try to listen. I’m still thinking about all those fish.

Some of the disciples had been introduced to Jesus when they were hanging out in the wilderness with John the Baptist. John told the disciples that Jesus was the Lamb of God.

They talked with Jesus, but later went back to their homes in Galilee and were busy fishing when Jesus showed up.

Jesus saw Simon, called Peter, and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake. And he said to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Fishers of men? If those men rubbed fish oil all over themselves I’d go fish for them. And I’d give them lots of big, slobbery kisses.

I’m listening.

Then Jesus walked a little further and he saw James and John in a boat preparing their nets with their father Zebedee. Jesus called James and John and they left their father with the boat and followed Jesus.

I bet they were just tired of working for their dad and wanted to have a good time.

What do you mean they didn’t always have a good time? All those miracles Jesus did? He even turned a little bit of food into enough to feed thousands of people. I bet those disciples always had all they wanted to eat. And good stuff too. Like fish.

Jesus said what?

Anyone who follows Him must deny himself and take up his cross daily?

What does that mean? Does that mean no treats or extra fish?

Oh. It means I have to go where Jesus wants me to go? I guess that’s not so bad. He hung out a lot with fishermen and sometimes he even helped them catch lots of fish – so I guess if I follow Jesus I’m following the fish.

 

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16 Comments

Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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16 responses to “Follow the Fish

  1. Ingrid D.

    January 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I didn’t know you liked fish, Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      January 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Sweet Kitten, I’ll eat anything – except olives. But fish is an extra special tasty treat. I don’t get it nearly often enough. Oh no, I think I’m in trouble. My person just told me that where Jesus lived they not only have fish – they have lots of olives.

       
  2. marina kanavaki

    January 20, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Oh, sweet Bongo, follow and you can’t go wrong! :-)

     
    • Bongo

      January 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Marina, I’m running after Jesus. I think he’s leaving with the fish. Or the fishy men.

       
  3. rumpydog

    January 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I didn’t know there was fish involved! I heard about the loaves… but fish too?

     
    • Bongo

      January 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Rumpy, I guess Jesus wanted to feed all those people a gourmet meal. He gave them fish and bread. I’d really like to be there when he’s setting the table.

       
  4. colliesofthemeadow

    January 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    YOu cant go wrong following Jesus! Ginger says he would have more followers if he offered chocolates…. hehehe

     
    • Bongo

      January 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Ginger, I’m with you but if Jesus stopped giving out chocolates all those people and dogs who were following him would go follow someone else.

       
  5. eripanwkevin

    January 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    *drools* Wow! Fish is one of my favorite meals and my humans, too!!! I hope Jesus gives me fish, too!!! :)

     
    • Bongo

      January 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Kevin, I’m sure Jesus would give you lots of fish.

       
  6. Roberta

    January 20, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Yes, Bongo, Jesus has the best Treat of all – Himself! well, and the fish :).

     
    • Bongo

      January 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Roberta, my person agrees that Jesus is the best Treat of all. Me, I’m still looking for the fish.

       
  7. FleaByte

    January 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Oh dog! My dogs love fish. I’ll have to tell them about this Jesus guy and His fish. They’ll be all over that like … like dogs on fish.

     
    • Bongo

      January 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      FleaByte, I guess I can share Jesus with your dogs because he never seems to run out of fish.

       
  8. angelswhisper2011

    January 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Bongo, I hear fishes calling… can I follow.. :)

     
    • Bongo

      January 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Angels Whisper, those fishes are calling both of us – and Little Binky too. Scratchy says they’re calling him too. Not sure I want Scratchy along, but the more, the merrier.

       

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