Peter’s answer makes sense. He and his brother, Andrew, had already made considerable sacrifice to follow Jesus. They had left their thriving fishing business and the security of their Galilean home in response to Jesus invitation, “Come, follow me.” They had staked their very lives on the assumption that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, the one who would restore the fortunes of Israel and save the people.
Have you ever raced around the supermarket, praying you won’t see someone you know because you’re too hurried to stop? I have. And yet we should always be available for the opportunities God gives us to witness.
The Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr., aka Father Drew the Pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church, presides over the Mass conducted at the Church on August 3, 2014 with Deacon Bruce McElrath, Deacon Mervin O Johnson, Mr. Tyrone Pittman Minister of Music and Executive Director of Music for The Chicago Black Choir and the parishioners of Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Things we ought to do, but we don’t take the time to do: *Balance our checkbook. *Change our car’s oil and filter. *Get a physical examination. *Pray.
That’s right, pray!
Deacon Bruce McElrath, presides over the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Michal and Eileen Foggie, July 20,2014.
Pastor Father Andrew C. Smith, Jr. aka Father Drew. Minister of Music, Mr. Tyrone Pittman. Videographers: Gregory Callaway and Christine Bowden.
Portrait: John the Baptist
On Saturday August 30th we are asking that the entire church come together to clean up the house. On that day we will cleaning BOTH the church Sanctuary and the Paul B Smith Hall aka the church basement. So no other activities will be occurring in or around the church on that date.
THE FOLLOWING HOMILY WAS COMPOSED BY OUR LATE DEACON JASPER ROY (Photograph inserted):
Sunrise October 8, 1928-Sunset January 15, 2002
GUIDED BY THE SPIRIT--THE HOLY SPIRIT!