Andrew, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, was the very first disciple of our Lord. Prior to pertaining to Jesus, Andrew had actually been a fan or disciple of John the Baptist. One day while strolling with John, Jesus gone by. St. John, seeing Jesus, pointed Him out to Andrew and stated, ““ Behold, the Lamb of God.” ” Realizing that John was stating that Jesus was the Messiah whom they had actually all been waiting for, Andrew instantly pursued Jesus. Seeing and turning Andrew following Him, Jesus asked him, ““ What do you” look for? ” whereupon Andrew asked where Jesus was remaining. Jesus responded, ““ See and come. ” Andrew quickly brought his sibling, Simon Peter( St. Peter), to Jesus to likewise become His disciple.
Andrew and his sibling, Simon Peter, were anglers and one day while fixing the fishing internet in their boat with their daddy, Jesus visited and inquired to opt for Him. They right away left their daddy, their boat and their professions, and followed our Lord Jesus who informed them, ““ I will make you fishers of males.”
It is thought that after the Ascension of Jesus, Andrew went to Greece to preach the Gospel. According to an extremely ancient custom, Andrew was crucified on an X-shaped cross to which he was connected, not nailed. He is stated to have actually suffered for 2 days prior to passing away on the cross.
St. Andrew is the tutelary saint of Russia, though it doubts whether he really preached there, and the tutelary saint of Scotland, where custom states that St. Rule brought his antiques in the 4th century. He is likewise the tutelary saint of anglers. His feast day is November 30.
From Johnnette Benkovic’’ s Graceful Living: Meditations to Help You Grow Closer to God Day by Day
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As he strolled by the Sea of Galilee, he saw 2 siblings, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his sibling, casting a web into the sea … And he stated to them, ““ Follow me, and I will make you fishers of males.” ” Immediately they left their webs and followed him.
—– Matthew 4:18, 19–– 20
Johnnette’’ s MeditationThrough our baptism, Jesus has actually called every one people to be “ fishers of males. ” How do I consider this truth in ref erence to myself? What is my existing sea of evangelization? What internet may I require to leave so I can fish in it?
Other Saints We Remember Today
St. Maura( 4th Century), Virgin, Martyr
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