A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 30 November

St Andrew

Romans 10:9-18; Ps 19:8-11; Matthew 4:18-22

At once

The phrase that arrested me in today’s gospel was “at once”, or “immediately” as in some translations. It occurs twice – once with the call of Andrew and Peter and then with the call of James and John. There is an urgency about it. No looking back or spending time deciding. What was it in Jesus that made this call all encompassing and seemingly urgent? It was the mission to spread the Good News. How urgently do I respond to the call of Jesus in my daily life? Maybe the call for me is giving time – a phone call or a visit to someone in need.

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