Beside the Sea of Galilee, the Lord saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, and he said to them: Come after me and I will make you fishers of men. Cf. Matthew 4:18-19
On this Feast of Saint Andrew, one of two Advent Feasts we observe this year, we praise God for calling forth laborers in pairs. The work of fishing for men is never done in isolation, alone, but always in the community of friendship with other believers in Christ. No matter how lonely the work at times, there are no solitary disciples and preachers in God’s Kingdom.
We also praise God for calling us precisely from where we are at in life, and in the world. He went to the shores of Galilee to find his chosen laborers. He finds us, and calls us, at our desk, at the kitchen sink, on the assembly line- there is no place too far, or too ordinary, for His mission to find us.
Advent Post Series, 2015