Tuesday, January 28, 2020

“Obedience is the thing, living in active response to the living God. The most important question we ask of this text is not, 'What does this mean?' but 'What can I obey?'

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer: (1906 – 1945: was anti-Nazi dissident)

Gospel Text: (MK 3:31-35)
The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house.
Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him.
A crowd seated around him told him,
“Your mother and your brothers and your sisters
are outside asking for you.”
But he said to them in reply,
“Who are my mother and my brothers?”
And looking around at those seated in the circle he said,
“Here are my mother and my brothers.
For whoever does the will of God
is my brother and sister and mother.”

Reflect, today, upon the fact that you, too, are called to be a member of the intimate family of Jesus.  You are called into His family through your obedience to His holy will.  You are called to be attentive, listen, understand and then act on all that He speaks.  Say “Yes” to our Lord, this day, and allow that “Yes” to be the foundation of your familial relationship with Him.

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