In our gospel today, Mark 1:14-20, Jesus invited Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John to discipleship and to help him on his mission. They all immediately left everything behind to follow Jesus.
Jesus saw them not only as they are, but more importantly, as what they could become.
This is how Jesus often calls us. He usually sees way more in us than we see in ourselves.
Is he calling us to leave something behind to follow him? Are we listening?
Maybe it’s a relationship that is getting in the way of us following him. Someone that is pulling us away from God instead of towards him, and we don’t have the courage to change it?
It could be a job we are stuck in because it’s safe and comfortable and we are too afraid to change, but we know God is calling us to do something else?
Is it a habit, a distraction, or an addiction that we know is keeping us from saying yes to God, but we don’t have the courage, strength, or conviction to change?
Jesus knows exactly where we are, but more importantly, he knows where we could be.
That’s why he calls us.
Do we hear him?
How have we answered him?
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.