Thursday November 30
Our call to true discipleship
  • Romans 10:9-18
  • Psalm 19:8-11
  • Matthew 4:18-22

The words with which Jesus called His first disciples: “Come after me and I will make you fishers of people,” express the core of discipleship. This is the call to us who have come to believe in him and have received adoption through baptism and embraced the role of discipleship. We are to follow him and entrust ourselves totally to him. The feast of St. Andrew is a good time to look at ourselves and see where we are in our journey with the Lord. Are we fulfilling the purpose we have been called for? In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul says “if you believe in your heart and confess with your lips you will be saved”. To believe, we must hear the word. We are called to participate in the mission of the church. Our lives when lived ‘in him’ will witness the power of His love which will overflow into the society we live in. “What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And without the love of Jesus everything is useless.” (St. John Paul II)

Prayer: Abba Father, thank you for your Son, who loved us to the end and made a lasting transformation in us. May we be true disciples. Amen.

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