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Gospel Reflection

God of Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel,
in helping the least important,
we help you in your need,
and enter into your joy.

You are the living God;
Jesus is your name,
and the glory is yours.

Gospel Reading - The call of Andrew

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17 From then on, Jesus began to preach, "Turn from sin, and turn to God, for the Kingdom of heaven is near."a

18 One day as he was walking along the beach beside the Lake of Galilee, he saw 2 brothers - Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew - out in a boatb fishing with a net, for they were commercial fishermen.

19 Jesus called out, "Come along with me and I will show you how to fish for the souls of men!" 20 And they left their nets at once and went with him.

21 A little further up the beach he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets; and he called to them to come too. 22 At once they stopped their work and leaving their father behind, went with him.

. . .Matthew 4:17-22
  1. Or, "is at hand," or "has arrived."
  2. Implied

You have left all things and followed me:*
you will be rewarded a hundred times over and gain eternal life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.