The thing I like about Andrew – and his brother Peter as well – is the juxtaposition of the ordinary with the extraordinary. Ordinary bloke, or extraordinary visionary? The answer is both. As so often in God’s kingdom, the truth is in the paradox, the ‘both… and’.
In this Advent season, we live with a heightened awareness of the greatest paradox or all – the ‘now and not-yet’ of God’s kingdom, the Jesus who has come and who is coming at an unexpected hour. I wonder what the ordinary/extraordinary Andrew can teach us about living in the tension of that paradox?
This year for Advent Book Club we are reading “Unearthly Beauty” by Magdalen Smith. Join in on Facebook or Twitter using #AdventBookClub.