DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Desires for God: In today’s Gospel episode, the apostles Andrew and Peter were filled with zeal to follow Jesus, and be His disciples. Do we have deep desires to be Jesus’ disciples in our daily living? Are these desires challenged by our attachments and addictions that are preventing us from loving Jesus more fully?
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
As John stood there with two of his disciples, Jesus went past, and John looked towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ And the two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi’ — which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’ He replied, ‘Come and see’; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ — which means the Christ- and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ — which means Rock.