In today's Gospel reading from Mark 3 at Mass, Jesus appointed the Twelve, whom he named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach. We who believe in Jesus have also been called to be with him and serve him. Any calling from the Most High has to be the highest calling. With it we now have the great responsibility to live up to the highest standards. If we remain faithful, we shall be rewarded highly in the end. All in all, following Jesus is the highest mode of human existence.