Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Heb. 10:1-10 | Ps. 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10-11 | Mk. 3:31-35

The first reading tells us that Jesus, as High Priest, destroyed the old law through His death and that the new law is based on obedience to God’s will.  All the sacrifices that could be made by us, be they large or small, will be of no value if they conflict with doing God’s will.  Mark relays the story of Jesus’ mother and brothers coming for Him.  When told this, Jesus replies: “Who are my Mother and brother?  Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and Mother.”  What  Jesus is trying to tell us is exactly what Paul is saying.  What is most important is that we do God’s will, not our own.  Sometimes the doing of God’s will ‘goes against the grain’ so to speak.  Perhaps God’s will doesn’t make sense to us.  But Jesus asks us to do God’s will.  When we do, we are as His Mother and brother and sister.  

Take time to see for yourself how much you do what you want to do or how often you listen to what God directs and carry out those directions.  Take time to let God direct you today.

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