This morning a couple of people told me about a Jeopardy question, or should I say answer, that they thought was factually incorrect. After doing some research, I found out that during final Jeopardy an answer was asked (yes Jeopardy does it backward) along the lines of who was the first Apostle?
Before reading on what would you answer?
Before this morning I honestly didn’t know this, but in preparing for Mass today, I did find the answer. Let me explain why Peter is not the first Apostle.
Today’s Gospel reading comes from the Gospel of Mattew when Andrew and his brother Peter are fishing, and Jesus calls them to become fishers of men. At first glance, it looks like Andrew and Peter are tied for the first apostle so both answers would be correct. No, the Gospel of John brings light to this answer.
The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 4Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).John 1:35-42
John answers the question for us. Andrew heard about Jesus first then brought him to Jesus. The video helped me this morning, youtube is helpful when it comes to getting reminders or learning about what Saints did!