St. Peter: Called and Born Anew

I used to own a boat
But then one day this man
Showed up and asked
If he might use the boat
As his pulpit and there wasn’t time
For me to say no
And before long he was teaching
Me how to fish and that
Was the last time I saw that boat

I think that some people
Would say that this was my “call”
That the day I began to follow
Was the beginning of a new life
And it was indeed the beginning
Of choosing much that I
Never would have chosen
Had my boat remained mine

I used to own my life
But then one day this man
Showed up and asked
If he might take my life
Up into his own and there wasn’t time
For me to say no
And before long he was sprinkling
Me with something like blood and that
Was the last time I was my own

I think that some people
Would say that this was my “new birth”
That the day I began to change
Was the beginning of a new family
And it was indeed the beginning
Of places and people that I
Never would have chosen
Had my life remained mine

So I say that you are “born anew”
And “called” because you have
Not only died and left your nets
And come out of darkness
But you have been called into light
And born anew into something
Called eternal life

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