30.11.2020 Feast of St. Andrew

Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter. They both earned their living by fishing on the Sea of Galilee. It was while they were casting or mending their nets that they heard the Lord’s call to become his followers. According to the gospel of John, it was Andrew who brought Simon to Jesus (Jn. 1:35-42). Andrew was first the disciple of John the Baptist and when the Baptist declared ‘behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,’ seeing Jesus coming Andrew together with the other disciple followed Jesus. Having spent a day with Jesus, Andrew found his brother Simon Peter and declared excitedly to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’. He then brought Simon Peter to Jesus. Later, as we know, Peter became a more significant figure than Andrew. Still, it was Andrew who created the opportunity for Peter to come to Jesus. This example of Andrew should inspire us to bring the good news of Jesus to others. Our small effort may bring forth great consequences later.