Antoni BigCuore *
Date: 1/23/2021, Saturday at 10:32 am
Location: São Paulo, SP.
A. BIGCUORE´S REFLECTION. On this third Sunday in Ordinary Time, we will reflect the Gospel of Saint Mark, chapter 1, 14-20.
Jesus calls some people to start his Discipleship. John the Baptist had just been beheaded, as a result, a cycle of conversion baptism ends and, with Jesus, the baptism in the Holy Spirit begins.
Jesus takes them out of their comfort zone and encourages them to follow Him on a great mission to spread the Kingdom of God to every creature.
“The time is at hand, do penance and believe in the Gospel.” (V.15)
“Come after me; I will make you fishers of men ”(v.17). Note that the verb is in the imperative mode, that is, Jesus makes an exhortation for the chosen and enables them for the great mission.
It is important to note that the Master chooses simple people. Humble fishermen to form his group that would evangelize the world, primarily the inhabitants of Israel.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus continues to invite all of us TODAY, to continue his teachings, to continue his Church. Far back, He appoints Peter as the Head of his Church. “You are Peter and on this rock, I will build my Church” (Mt.16, 19-20).
As Fr. Nilo Luza, ssp., Says in the booklet, Daily Liturgy, page 97: “Even today the world needs generous people, who are willing to live and announce without fear the plan of the Kingdom of God. Whoever decides to follow him must be willing to change his life, believe in this project and bear the consequences of the follow-up ”.
“We are called to believe in the possibility of making the world more human, just and fraternal, starting with each one of us.” (1)
For the grace of God to grow in us, it is imperative that our hearts are open, available for this Grace. Without the grace of God, we do not live, on the contrary, we vegetate in a consumerist, hedonistic lifestyle that does NOT fill the void of our souls!
LOVE IS NEEDED AND MASTER JESUS TEACHES THE WAY!
A happy and holy Sunday to all, with the abundant blessing of heaven! God loves you!. Believe and live happy!
(*) author is Amigo do Bem, singer and promoter of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole planet. Know your Blog Bem Viver Brazil - antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self-knowledge, spirituality and healthy life). Your poetic and philosophical link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore(1) Daily liturgy Paulus Editora, January / 2021, p.97.