As it is written in the Gospel, Jesus left His town Nazareth and came to Capernaum where Simon lived. Jesus healed Simon?s mother in law then He called Simon and his brother Andrew to follow Him and become fishers of men.
It was Simon who declared who Jesus was, before anybody else. Jesus used the boat of Simon as a pulpit, to preach to the multitude. Simon was the first one to argue, the first one to propose, the first one to declare, the first one to dare, always the first! The first one to fail and then repent, and bear responsibility.