On Today’s Gospel

Posted: November 30, 2019 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Are you a Fisher of men?
Each and everyone one of us will have to answer this question? If the answer is no then the follow up question will be why not? If the answer is not yet then what are you waiting for? If your answer is yes, then how many more will you catch for Him?

If Jesus the resurrected Lord is whom you love and believe in, then you surely must be a fisher of men. For how can you, who live in the light of the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ not one others to be saved? God our Father willed that you be saved, that is why He sent His only Begotten Son. So if we are one with our Lord Jesus Christ then surely our wills must be one with His. And so our fight must be for the redemption of souls!

With the same faith and zeal of the apostles, let us leave everything behind to follow after our Lord. Amen

St Andrew pray for us….

First reading

Romans 10:9-18 ·
Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ

If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. When scripture says: those who believe in him will have no cause for shame, it makes no distinction between Jew and Greek: all belong to the same Lord who is rich enough, however many ask his help, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
But they will not ask his help unless they believe in him, and they will not believe in him unless they have heard of him, and they will not hear of him unless they get a preacher, and they will never have a preacher unless one is sent, but as scripture says: The footsteps of those who bring good news are a welcome sound. Not everyone, of course, listens to the Good News. As Isaiah says: Lord, how many believed what we proclaimed? So faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ. Let me put the question: is it possible that they did not hear? Indeed they did; in the words of the psalm, their voice has gone out through all the earth, and their message to the ends of the world.

Gospel

Matthew 4:18-22
‘I will make you fishers of men’

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’ And they left their nets at once and followed him. Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. At once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.

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