Jan 2024
Follow Me--I will make you fishers of men

In today's Gospel reading, (Mark 1: 14-20) and in Luke 5: (1-11), Jesus demonstrates His gifts and calls His disciples to him. They immediately leave what they were doing and follow him. How are we letting go of what preoccupies us and follow where Christ calls us to go, to do what Christ calls us to do, to be what Christ calls us to be?...

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Sep 2023
Disciple--Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me

In today's Gospel, Jesus's response to Peter stands in direct contrast with Jesus's response to Peter last week after Peter shares that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah. Today, after Peter's outburst that nothing bad should happen to Jesus,, Jesus corrects him, "Get thee behind me, Satan." He was telling Peter to let go of his worldly desires not to see his friend mistreated and to look to the divine, where Jesus must fulfil the prophesies about the Messiah. Jesus tells Peter and the Disciples to "Deny self, take up......

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