Friday 22 January 2021

About Today Readings

St Vincent
Day of penance

Hebrews 8:6-13. Kindness and truth shall meet – Psalm 84(85):8, 10-14. Mark 3:13-19.

Jesus summoned those he wanted and so they came to him

Jesus believed in ordinary people. He appealed to their strengths and enabled them to grow into who they could be. They were drawn, not driven, to follow, and given freedom to choose. Until Jesus called the Twelve, they had been living under a Law of rules, but Jesus spoke to their hearts. Indeed, where else would they go, for he had the words of eternal life?

By our baptism, we too are chosen, and this means we have a responsibility to his vision, which demands motivation, dedication and service of others. We may not be perfect, and may have doubts, but Jesus can write the law of love on our hearts. We may not be able to do everything, but we can do something.

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