The Sunday Gospel for 26th January, 2020

Today’s gospel for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time is about the calling of the first disciples!

This is an intriguing story! Is it really likely that Simon and Andrew and then James and John would just leave at the few words spoken to them? Some scholars think that maybe Jesus knew them all beforehand and had told them about his plans and that they were just waiting for the moment for it those plans to be acted upon.

Sometimes, in life, we have to choose our moments well. We wait and wait until the time is right and then take action. It’s really hard to show patience but taking time with preparations can make a project more achievable and sustainable.

Christians believe we are all called in some way to use our God-given talents to make God’s kingdom more visible and real. What might you be called to do? Have you ever had that nagging feeling that won’t go away that you are called to something special? Do you put plans in place to achieve your goals?

Loving God,

we give thank for the variety of gifts each of us have and the unique combinations that make us the individual that each of us is!

Help us to be open to your voice and calling – often expressed through the people we meet.

Strengthen us to be people of both reflection and action as we strive to build a world of light not darkness.

We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN