Monday, January 28, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute

My Dear People,

Jesus Hungers For Our Presence

The call of Peter and Andrew occurs in a very ordinary setting, the workplace of these two brothers. For sometime, Andrew had been following the movements of Jesus. Andrew listened to Jesus' teaching preaching. He was very much taken in by the holy words of Our Lord. So filled was Andrew, that he was eager to share the good news with his brother, Simon Peter. When Jesus seeks these brothers, He goes to their place of employment. They were fishermen. Today's Gospel tells us that they immediately abandoned their nets, and followed Jesus. Peter and Andrew walked away from everything that was "comfortable".

St. Mathew never indicates what happens to their wives and children. Surely, they met the immediate needs of their loved ones. But can you imagine the explanation they gave on behalf of their choice to follow Jesus unreservedly? Jesus call us as well, to become good disciples. He comes to us in very ordinary and earthly situations. Like Peter and Andrew, He hungers for our presence. During your prayer time this week, give your little "yes" to Jesus. Follow our Lord in everything you say and do.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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