Today is an awesome day. Today is the Feast of St. Andrew. I am going to list awesome things in rapid-fire mode, so hang onto your short pants.
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him.
Once there was a man named Andrew. He was a fisherman. And then he encountered Jesus and he somehow felt that a life with Jesus was so important that he would leave everything else behind: his business, his plans, his friends, everything he had built.
Eventually, this friendship cost him his life.
But not his eternal life.
Because today is HIS FEAST DAY!!
Awesome individuals named after this guy
Awesome things I should learn from St. Andrew
I should just write this a million times on a chalkboard: God loves me and has beautiful plans for my life…even if they’re not my initial plans.
St. Andrew who knew to follow a good thing when he saw it, pray for me.
Seriously, take this one to heart.
Once someone sent us a very early Christmas card and there was a holy card inside that had this prayer on it. I wish I still had the prayer card because it had that vintage kind of writing that was like, “This is traditionally prayed fifteen times a day from the Feast of St. Andrew until Christmas Eve.” And then it said that it rarely/ never failed. Because it was the vintage-type that still made claims like that. 😀
Being skeptical I was like, “Meh. Doubt it.”
But but I found it again on November 30th and figured I’d give it a shot.
Guys, this is the Chaldean-strength real deal. I’ve seen people convert, OK?
I also like it because it helps me stay focused. Now, I found a copy on this site, and I’ve copied the description, too. Muahahaha!
Keep the faith! Pray hard!
Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle’s feast day, November 30, the following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
You’re pretty awesome. Don’t forget that.