“CAN I DO THAT?” (Mt 4:18-22): 30 November 2007 (Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Friday)

“CAN I DO THAT?” (Mt 4:18-22):  30 November 2007 (Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Friday)

Reading: www.nccbuscc.org/nab/113007.shtml

One word leaps out of today’s gospel story:  “Immediately.”  The story is about the call of the so-called “first disciples”–two sets of brothers, four fishermen:  Simon Peter and Andrew, John and James.  Matthew tells the story simply:  Jesus walks by the sea–purposelessly, it seems–and chances upon the unsuspecting men.  Quite out of the blue–again it seems–he invites them, and “at once” Simon and Andrew leave their boats.  And not much later, James and John leave their nets–“immediately.”  Continue reading “CAN I DO THAT?” (Mt 4:18-22): 30 November 2007 (Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Friday)

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