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November 30, 2020

St. Andrew

Mt 4: 18-22

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Holy Interruption 

We entered Advent yesterday and normally we would be ascending the mountain to encounter God in today’s first reading. Yet, the Feast of St. Andrew interrupts us at the very beginning of our Advent journey. What a blessed and holy interruption it is! In a year of massive interruptions, we are reminded that God interrupted the world in the most profound way with Jesus’s incarnation. Then Jesus walked along the seashore, calling out for disciples to drop their nets and follow him – another interruption for people just trying to live their ordinary lives. In our everyday lives along the seashore right now we are longing for normalcy even with all of its busyness, work, responsibilities, and relationships. But God is ready to do something more this season. Are you ready and willing to be interrupted again and lay down your nets?

—Jodie Scordo is the Campus Minister and Coordinator of Student Life at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee.

 

Prayer

Lord, as we enter this Advent season, give us the grace to embrace your holy interruption. Help us to be ready to respond to you in the midst of the busyness of our lives. By laying down our nets, help us to feel free to follow you where you call. Amen.

—Jodie Scordo


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November 30, 2020

St. Andrew

Mt 4: 18-22

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Holy Interruption 

We entered Advent yesterday and normally we would be ascending the mountain to encounter God in today’s first reading. Yet, the Feast of St. Andrew interrupts us at the very beginning of our Advent journey. What a blessed and holy interruption it is! In a year of massive interruptions, we are reminded that God interrupted the world in the most profound way with Jesus’s incarnation. Then Jesus walked along the seashore, calling out for disciples to drop their nets and follow him – another interruption for people just trying to live their ordinary lives. In our everyday lives along the seashore right now we are longing for normalcy even with all of its busyness, work, responsibilities, and relationships. But God is ready to do something more this season. Are you ready and willing to be interrupted again and lay down your nets?

—Jodie Scordo is the Campus Minister and Coordinator of Student Life at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee.

 

Prayer

Lord, as we enter this Advent season, give us the grace to embrace your holy interruption. Help us to be ready to respond to you in the midst of the busyness of our lives. By laying down our nets, help us to feel free to follow you where you call. Amen.

—Jodie Scordo


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