I love your phrase of how we are still part of that catch of men the apostles drew in; It’s not like this is news to me, but the vivid image and wording are beautiful! It is hard to remember that this all began with 12 men, well, ONE man/God! 😉
The prayers they passed onto the churches! Yes! As if we are keeping their very breath alive by the words they spoke being uttered so frequently by their successors.
Their writings are even said to be *eternal* if I am not mistaken. The scriptures will even last from now until the end of time and onto the world to come! Onto ages of ages, haha. Such a profound thought. Just like how our baptism and marriage are both eternal, as well! 🙂