Net mending

Yes, there is a school in Grand Marais, Minnesota where you can learn how to make your own fishing net. It looks like a lot of detailed, knotty work.

So, maybe it wasn’t so difficult for Peter, Andrew, James, and John to leave their nets and follow Jesus. Initially, it might have looked easier than net-mending and all the other things that go with fishing for fish (Matthew 4:18–22)

Mending (nets) is translated from the same root New Testament Greek word (katartízō) as Equipping God’s people (Ephesians 4:12). Thus, equipping may be primarily about preparing relationships toward being a saving network of love.

Discussion Question: How might fostering relationship-repair be the key to winning others to Christ?