Monday, 12 January 2009

Our call to holiness ...

Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord after which He began his public ministry. In the Gospel for today’s Mass we find Jesus seeking out those people He will ask to be sharers in his saving work.

He first comes across men who earn their living on the sea, they are fishermen;

‘He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’ (Mt 1:14-20)

The apostles responded immediately to God’s call without the slightest reservation. From this moment Christ will be the centre of their lives

It is in the midst of our ordinary daily work that Jesus invites us to make Him the centre of our lives. And from the moment we decide to make Him the centre of our live then everything we do will be affected by our decision.

We can make our ordinary daily tasks into a vehicle for growing in intimacy with Our Lord.

Our heavenly Father sees all our work and it has an importance that we cannot begin to imagine.

As Josemaría Escrivá said,

You asked about what you offer the Lord. I don’t have to think twice before I answer, offer the same things as before, but do them better, finishing them off with a loving touch that will lead you to think more about Him and less about yourself’

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