Monday, January 10, 2022

“Everyone will be forgotten, nothing we do will make any difference, and all good endeavors, even the best, will come to naught. Unless there is God. If the God of the Bible exists, and there is a True Reality beneath and behind this one, and this life is not the only life, then every good endeavor, even the simplest ones, pursued in response to God’s calling, can matter forever…If you think about it, the only accomplishments that have lasted for countless centuries were the accomplishments achieved thru the labor of Catholic saints…Be honest with yourself and really think about it……Empires, powerful leaders, great inventions, great wealth…All of them DISAPPEAR in relatively short periods of time…………However, St Francis (12th century), St Dominic (12 century), St Ignatius (16th century), to name just three……...Their religious orders are still as relevant (maybe more relevant) as they were when these men were alive………That is why only saints change the world…Saints live for and point the way God……….Strive to be one and in doing so your “work” and life here on earth will not be in vain…….God does not choose people because of their ability, but because of their availability….It simply is a question of the will”

Gospel Text: (Mk 1:14-20)

After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the Gospel.”

As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Then they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther
and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them.
So they left their father Zebedee in the boat
along with the hired men and followed him.


What about you?  Do you hear Jesus calling you?  Do you hear Him speak to you, calling you to come after Him?  Hopefully, as our Lord speaks to each one of us, we will respond immediately and in a complete way.  Hopefully we will not hesitate to embrace the glorious calling we each have been given.  


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