Friday 30 November 2018
Romans 10:9-18. Psalm 18(19):2-5. Matthew 4:18-22.
Their message goes out through all the earth – Psalm 18(19):2-5.
‘All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
The readings today are a beautiful reflection of the invitational call to mission, to which St Andrew responded so generously that he gave his life. The Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ invitation to two sets of brothers – Andrew and his brother Peter, James and his brother John – and their immediate response.
St Paul reminds the Roman community that faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. He also notes that ‘Not everyone, of course, listens to the Good News.’
Today, on this feast of St Andrew, one of the first to be called by Jesus, let us remind ourselves of our own calling. Do we respond unhesitatingly? Do we respond generously? Do we hear the Gospel as ‘Good News’?