Friday 30th November, 2012
St Andrew. Day of penance. Romans 10:9-18. Their message goes out through all the earth—Ps 18(19):2-5. Matthew 4:18-22.
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Their message goes out through all the earth.
On this feast of St Andrew, may we live by his example of being open to God’s call. It must have taken great faith in John the Baptist for Andrew to leave him to follow Jesus. John must have been a great preacher to have sown the seeds of faith in Andrew. Andrew had great formation for his ministry as a preacher—first John, and then Jesus.
In his letter to the Romans, Paul says, ‘The footsteps of those who bring good news are a welcome sound.’ How welcome the sounds of Andrew’s footsteps must have been to the Gentiles. On this day, may we listen with open hearts to God calling us to hear the Word. ‘Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ.’