Saint Andrew, Apostle – Feast
Gospel – Matthew 4:18-22
Fishermen becoming fishers of men is a big change. It is work of collaboration between God and men. ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’. Following Him is our part and making us is His part. Following Him comes from listening to the call. He calls us because He sees us. So, His seeing is prior to His call. He saw, He loved, and He called. “As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their net, for they were fishermen”. He sees us when we are at our duties, our daily activities, at our obligations. Not when we are away from our duties and obligations. My commitment to my duties is the context of my vocation. With the Christian vocation we get a higher mission. That is the following Jesus. What changes then? My commitment to my duties becomes my commitment to my brothers and sisters. My commitment becomes my love for the neighbour to the point of giving up everything to follow Jesus. Then He makes us His apostles and disciples. To spread His love and mercy. Let’s reflect: Am I living my Christian vocation as a love for the neighbour in my duties and obligations?