We are now in the liturgical season of Advent-we are waiting in joyful expectation for the birth of Jesus. During this time of our Church year, one can find various reflection booklets both in print and on the web. I find it so helpful to read some of these throughout the day and take a few minutes to ponder and pray.
Today's Scriptures refers to Simon who was called Peter and his brother Andrew. This phrase immediately reminds me of loved family members-older brother Andrew and his 6 month old baby brother Peter. The naming tradition continues.
The Gospel reading tells us that Simon Peter and Andrew were fishermen and Jesus invited them to follow him and become fishers of people. That image speaks so much to me-it is clear to me that we need to gather with others and share our life and love of God. I laugh thinking that I, a Bronx girl, understands a fishing analogy considering I only once went fishing out on City Island and all I remember is getting a horrible sunburn.
Prayers and Blessings to all this Advent season.