“What about us?”, they said, “we left everything and followed you?” An old priest I know said he often thinks Jesus must have laughed when they said this and thought to himself, “what had you only two bad boats?”
Maybe at times we exaggerate how much we’ve given up for the Lord or indeed how much he asks of us. It’s not overly demanding to ask people to love. Not always easy, admittedly, but not a huge demand either.
What a difference it would make if today we could even replace a little bit of our frustration, anger, resentment with a bit of love. Love of and for God. Love of and for the neighbour.
There’s a lot to be gained – much more than the loss of two bad boats!