Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Actions not words

Today we pause in our Advent celebration and celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew. While the gospel accounts of his call vary, the one assigned for the liturgy is Matthew. In Matthew, Jesus sees the fishermen calls them and immediately they leave everything and follow him. A reader familiar with old testament will on hearing this remember the call of Abraham in Gn 12 where we are told simply that he went.

Sometimes we have to just do what we know to be right. There is a place for reflection, but there are also those moments in life when if we think too much we talk ourselves out of the right choice and rationalize the easy choice.

Sometimes we have to make the leap of faith.