Sunday, January 24, 2021
First Reading (Jonah 3:1-5, 10)
 The word of Adonai came to Yonah a second time:  “Set out for the great city of Ninveh, and proclaim to it the message I will give you.”
 So Yonah set out and went to Ninveh, as Adonai had said. Now Ninveh was such a large city that it took three days just to cross it.
 Yonah began his entry into the city and had finished only his first day of proclaiming, ‘In forty days Ninveh will be overthrown,’  when the people of Ninveh believed God.
They proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least.  When God saw by their deeds that they had turned from their evil way, he relented and did not bring on them the punishment he had threatened.
Second Reading (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)
 What I am saying, brothers, is that there is not much time left: from now on a man with a wife should live as if he had none —  and those who are sad should live as if they weren’t, those who are happy as if they weren’t,  and those who deal in worldly affairs as if not engrossed in them — because the present scheme of things in this world won’t last much longer.
Gospel (Mark 1: 14-20)
 After Yochanan had been arrested, Yeshua came into the Galil proclaiming the Good News from God:  “The time has come, God’s Kingdom is near! Turn to God from your sins and believe the Good News!”
 As he walked beside Lake Kinneret, he saw Shim‘on and Andrew, Shim‘on’s brother, casting a net into the lake; for they were fishermen.  Yeshua said to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you into fishers for men!”
 At once they left their nets and followed him.  Going on a little farther, he saw Ya‘akov Ben-Zavdai and Yochanan, his brother, in their boat, repairing their nets.  Immediately he called them, and they left their father Zavdai in the boat with the hired men and went after Yeshua.