Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 8:23-9:3 | Ps. 27:1, 4, 13-14 | 1Cor. 1:10-13, 17 | Mt. 4:12-23

Upon first reading today’s scripture, one might think that we are in Advent season.  The Church draws us to pray with these scriptures as we begin the time that we call Ordinary.  However, these readings do not talk about ordinary events.  Isaiah is calling the people to realize that God has promised to bring them out of darkness and despair and has called them into a time of joy and happiness.  The Gospel echoes Isaiah and then refers to Jesus.  Jesus is the One who has come to lead all of us out of our darkness, despair, and misery into the kingdom of God.  We are called to join Him in this effort just as the apostles were called to follow Him.  We have heard the Word spoken by Jesus, and we are invited to act upon it, to say “yes,” and to be a disciple.  This is a call to us today; and, it is as real as the call of Jesus to Peter, James and John.

Reflect on this Gospel.  How willing are you to follow Jesus and to bring others to Him?

How will you allow the light of Christ to shine on others?  What one way will you respond to Jesus today?

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