Wednesday 4 October 2017

About Today Readings

St Francis Of Assisi.

Nehemiah 2:1-8. Psalm 136(137):1-6. Luke 9:57-62.

Let my tongue be silenced if I ever forget you! — Psalm 136(137):1-6.

‘Follow me.’

Some of us have a vision for our lives, along with definite assumptions about what following Jesus might look like. But Jesus makes it clear in today’s gospel that following him might differ radically from what we imagine. His timing doesn’t always accommodate our convenience—or our procrastination.

Mother Teresa said ‘Yes’ to Jesus. That yes took her from her home in Albania to a convent school, then to the streets of Calcutta—hardly a life of ease. Yet she found the burden light because she knew Jesus was with her. Her own plans, preferences and dreams had to make way for Christ’s.

As she devoted herself to his intentions, she experienced joy. The enduring image of Mother Teresa is of a smiling woman, eyes bright with God’s love.

Yes, Lord, I will follow you today. Reveal your ways to me so that wherever you go, I may go too.

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