Friday, November 30, 2007

St. Andrew the Apostle

yep, back to work. ;-)

"We have found the Messiah, that is to say, the Christ." -St. Andrew

Andrew was a fisherman like his brother, Simon Peter, and he was a follower of St. John the Baptist. When St. John pointed out that Jesus was greater, Andrew left to follow Him. After walking behind Jesus for a while, Jesus asked Andrew, "what do you seek?" Andrew said that he would like to know where Jesus lived, and He replied, "Come and see." Andrew realized after a very little time that He was truly the Messiah. From that day on, Andrew decided to be a follower of Christ for the rest of his life. But he didn't keep all this excitement to himself, he happily told his brother Peter about Him.

Later, after Jesus ascended into Heaven, Andrew traveled to Greece to preach the Gospel. Later he was tied to the cross, but lived two days after that. Although he was still suffering from that, he spent those two more days of his life on earth still preaching the Gospel.

O Glorious Saint Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend Saint John you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother Saint Peter to Christ and many others after him, draw us also to him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for him and dedication in his service. Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus.


Marie said...


Peace & JOY to you:)


Pueo said...


Charity Therese said...

Marie~ Thanks for visiting! God bless!!! :-)

Pueo~ Thanks for the random yay!! ;-)