Here Comes Everybody

Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Hearing the story of the call of Peter and Andrew is a true inspiration and model of Christian life.  They leave everything to follow Jesus unreservedly.  But the call is more than to simply follow.  There is a mission inherent in the call that is shared by all who would be disciples, for they leave their nets behind for the challenge of Jesus, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

This is critical in our understanding of Christ and the Christian mission.  From the very moment Jesus gathers people, he tells them they will be gathering even more people.  What Jesus has to say is not a secret knowledge, but his Gospel, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” is meant for everyone.  If we are to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, we must invite others to…

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