Gospel for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—Mark 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.’
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.”
With what do you resonate or resist in this passage?
Ask yourself the reason for your reaction.
What is the underlying message in your response?
Heritage word—“We should always seek Him and never lose sight of Him. He holds all the events of this world in His hand, and He knows how to turn to His greater honor, what appears to us to be most disagreeable.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)