Second Sunday In Ordinary Time
Posted by prepareformass on January 12, 2009
Prepare for Mass – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time YEAR B – January 18 2009 (1/18/2009)
Christmas is over and now it is back to Ordinary Time. Oh, how the time is far from ordinary when we live life to its fullest and when the first things in life are put first. When we feel like we are wronged, when life just happens to go not as we expected, there is a comfort in knowing that we were purchased for a price. Our bodies are members of Christ’s and so we are not alone. Therefore avoid immorality and glorify God in your body. God will raise us by his power (1 Cor 6: 13-20).
The call from God to holiness is constant in our lives. We often times don’t listen. But, we shouldn’t give up. Samuel heard a call but thought it was Eli. Eli told him to go back to sleep. When Eli understood it was God calling Samuel, he instructed him to answer “speak Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sm 3:3-10). Then “Samuel grew up, and the LORD was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect” – (1 Sm 3:19).
What a powerful testimony Samuel has for us. If only we could at all times in our lives not permit any word of His to be without effect, we’d all be on our way to sainthood saying everyday, “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will” – Ps 40:8-9.
Jesus is calling us (Jn 1:35-42). He asks, “what are you looking for?”, we might ask, “where are you staying?”. He tells us “come and you will see”. The prayer is that we all will come and find him just as Peter did.
Father Jim asks us a very hard question – What do you want?
Come and see…answer the call…be properly disposed…find where He lives and stay with Him. GOD BLESS.
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