Humbly submit your will to God (thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary.
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him. Mt 4: 18-22
Jesus calls us everyday. How do we respond? He is found in every soul you encounter, every prayer, every spiritual book, in confession, and every consecrated host. How do you respond? Since He died for us and resurrected we have hope. He gave us sanctifying grace, an intellect and a will, the Sacraments and the Mass, to each one of us individually a role in the Church with specific physical and spiritual gifts (just like each apostle had different gifts). We are allowed to speak directly to God’s heart through prayer. We have everything we need right inside us. How will you respond? You have the ability to set the world on fire just by being you (St. Catherine of Siena). Respond to God’s call with vigilance and no fear! Set the world on fire by lighting the fire within you and starting with your own life and in your own home.
Today, St. Andrew earns the first spot on the new Church calendar, cycle B for 2020-2021, as he does every year. He is actually the first apostle called, not his brother Peter. Andrew was a very close follower to John the Baptist. John let him know that Jesus was the One, the Messiah, whom John was made to prepare the way for, “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God,[a] who takes away the sin of the world.” JN 1:29 Andrew then ran after Jesus and asked him where he was staying. The rest is history. When is the last time you have had an encounter with Jesus? He is always present and waiting.
Today’s challenge: Celebrate the new Church Year by setting a goal to convert one area of your life that needs the most work. Advent is a time of waiting. What helps us to learn how to wait? Fasting. It may be that you need to do something instead of give something up. As Mother Teresa says, “It is not how much we accomplish, but how much love we put into each act.” Keep on loving!
I think this passage is saying to fully submit to God. We have to forget and leave everything behind us to fully trust in God. The sons of Zebedee left their way of life, their father, and family just to go to Jesus and become his friend.
Since it is the begining of a new church year we should try to set goals for ourselves so that we can start the year off well. In doing this we can get closer to God for the upcoming Advent season where we celebrate Jesus’ birth.
This just goes to show us that God is real and if they believe we should too.I believe God is real too.
This is calling me to be a missionary and to follow God and his plan for me to bring me closer to him. To get to know him better and to find out what we are ment to do in our lifetime and for the brothers it was to serve the faith and to spread the faith to all the known world.
We need to trust in God in/at everything we do. He is our Savior and He is Divine. He always knows what is best for us and that means that He loves us very much. If we don’t listen to Him, we might not make it to Heaven.