Posts tagged The calling of the disciples

The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew (detail), Master of the Brussels Initials from a missal commissioned by Bishop Cosimo de’ Migliorati of Bologna, c1389–1404; J Paul Getty Museum

Follow me!

There’s a real and powerful immediacy to the exchange on the shores of Galilee. Our Lord calls to Simon Peter and Andrew, and then to James and John — how do they react? Indeed, the question for us is how are we going to react?

A call to leave the shadows.

Last Sunday’s readings continue the theme of revealing Christ and of our vocation. The Gospel has the fulfilling of Isaiah’s prophecy and Jesus proclaiming the Kingdom of Heaven. He then calls the first disciples, who leave everything and follow him. Here is a summary of Fr Neil’s homily: Important to our self-understanding and us are […]