Second Sunday of Matthew

He said to Peter and Andrew, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men…

And from the place whence they were called, and from many things, one may perceive this: such as their ready obedience and abandonment of all. For now they were instructed beforehand… But mark both their faith and their obedience. For though they were in the midst of their work… “They forsook all and followed.” Such is the obedience which Christ seeks of us… We can see this, too, when some other had come to Him and was asking leave to bury his own father. He permitted note even this (Matt. 8:21, 22)

*St. John Chrysostom, Homily XIV on Matthew IV

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