Published On: February 6th, 2022Categories: Daily Reflections
2604, 2022

Familiarity with the Lord

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ("Familiarity with the Lord") The disciples were fishermen: indeed, Jesus had called them when [...]

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 6:1-2, 3-8 | Ps. 138:1-5, 7-8 | 1Cor. 15:1-11 | Lk. 5:1-11

All the readings in some way or other speak of unworthiness to bring the Good News to others.  Without a doubt, Isaiah, Peter, the apostles, Paul, all felt a call from God to preach the Good News.  Likewise, they recognized the awesomeness of the call, began to fear, and only through the power of God were they cured. They knew what they were being sent to do.  Isaiah felt he was too young,  He was cured of his fear and became one of the greatest prophets.  Paul felt inferior to the other apostles because he persecuted the Christians.  He was healed and became one of the greatest apostles.  Peter sees the great miracle of the catch of fish, feels himself an unworthy sinner, is healed, and becomes a catcher of people. 

None of us can do the work of God without the healing power and touch of God.  Only through the saving grace and power of Jesus, will we be able to bring the Good News to others.  Today, Jesus invites us to bring all of our worries and fears to Him; to allow Jesus to touch our areas of weakness, heal us, and gift us with the strength to preach His Good News.  Take time to share your worries, fears, concerns with Jesus.  Allow Him to take them and to heal them.  Work to bring this Good News of Jesus to others.

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