Beautiful Galilean Feet

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St. Andrew was crucified on November 30

How can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? (Romans 10:14)

Has everyone we know heard of the Lord Jesus Christ? Probably they have all heard His Name, and they know that He has something to do with righteousness and religion. But have we Christians done our part to preach the full truth about Him? To invite others into friendship with Him in His Church?

How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!

We can have feet as beautiful as the Galilean feet of St. Andrew, if we let the grace, goodness, and love of Christ permeate us so much that we bring His good news everywhere we go. The more we come to know the Lord, the more deeply we love Him, and the more ardently we extend the invitation to others to share in His life.

Christ alone has offered to mankind the one thing that we human beings are meant to have: an eternal life of true love. We Catholics aren’t zealous proselytizers; we try to stay humble enough to respect everyone—their backgrounds, their own choices. But we can’t be shy about the love of God in Christ. We can’t hide the Light of the Nations under a bushel basket.

St. Andrew had the courage give his life for the sake of sharing the love of Christ. St. Andrew took his own cross into his arms with loving devotion, because He loved His crucified Lord so much. May we have the grace to love Christ, and love our neighbors, like that.

One thought on “Beautiful Galilean Feet

  1. In reading this post and the question about people knowing Jesus Christ, a memory came to mind of an angry, over-wrought woman shopper on TV several years ago, who said, “What does Christ have to do with Christmas anyway?” It was when the debate began on whether to say Merry Christmas or the politically correct “Happy Holidays.” My distinct impression was that she really didn’t know Christmas was the celebration of the birth of Christ, or Christ meant nothing to her in her celebration of Christmas, both of which were incredibly sad. How will they know unless we tell them.
    Judy R.

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