May the Lord give grace, peace, and health in the Holy Spirit. It is 30th November 2022. We celebrate the feast day of St. Andre, the apostle. We reflect on Romans 10:9-18 and Matthew 4:18-22.
Do you know the purpose of your vocation?
We are all called to live the values of the Gospel. Even though the saint of the day was less popular and worked behind the scenes, he was spearheading the ways for St. Peter to meet the Lord.
The feast teaches us three important things for our life. From knowledge of Christ to Acknowledgement of Christ; from connection to communication; and from intensity to intention. We all need to move from mere knowledge of Him to the acknowledgment of Christ by the way we profess our faith.
Yes, we are in connection with the Lord from the moment of Baptism, and that is not enough for our integral relationship and maturity in our faith. So we need to communicate with Him by participating in the Sacraments regularly and alleviate the pain of the poor in particular.
Many of us love the Lord so intensely at times but our intention to do so differs and differentiates our distance from the Lord. “So, faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ.” (Rom.10:17).
Jesus wants us to become fishers of people. “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.” (Mt.4:19). Jesus is waiting for our response. Andrew, Peter, James, and John responded to the Lord so positively. What would be our response? May God bless you.