Abundance through Gratitude

abundance

noun; a very large quantity of something

Andrew was a fisherman and a brother to Simon Peter. He introduced his brother to Jesus. Jesus said that he would make him “fishers of men”.  He is the first Apostle. And is named as one of the first four in all lists of apostles. Andrew is mentioned in the Gospels as part of the miracle of feeding five thousand people with two fishes and five loaves of bread. He is known for being a fisherman, a devoted brother, and a man of gratitude. He brought not only his brother but many to Jesus, and he became a missionary after Jesus’ crucifixion.

Saint Andrew is patron saint to fisherman and to many countries across the globe. Countless churches are dedicated to Saint Andrew in both the East and the West. There are over 630 in England alone. The city of St. Andrews in Scotland is home to a very notable university.

Andrew died in Greece where he was crucified. He was tied to an X shaped cross. It took two days for him to die and he used the time to preach about Jesus. “Saint Andrew’s Cross” is the national flag of Scotland.

The name Andrew is Greek, it means strong, manly, brave; a warrior.

November 30th is his feast day.

“We have found the Messiah.” John 1:41

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  William Arthur Ward

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