Commentary on the Gospel of
Andrew would have made a great vocation promoter. In the sea of five thousand men (and possibly many women and children too), his eyes spotted a young man with some resources. It takes keen sense of discernment to identify young men and women with “five barley loaves and two fish” who could potentially become feeders of five thousand people. Though Andrew wasn’t sure of how useful the little resources would be, he did the right thing: he ensured that the boy and Jesus met. The rest, as they say, is history. How many miracles we—as parents, elders, teachers, priests, religious, siblings—have aborted and how many people have been left unfed by God’s Word, because of our failure or lack of interest to discern and trust the potential of our young men and women and bring them closer to Jesus!