This Sunday’s Gospel is, like last weeks, another call to discipleship. Here we have Jesus inviting Simon, Andrew, James and John to follow him. This is preceded by Jesus commencing his ministry in Galilee, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is near, and exhorting all to repent and believe his Good News. Obviously these four fishermen were bowled over by the message and they left everything “at once” and followed him.
‘A new year has begun. During this year, too, all the paths from east to west, from morning until evening, lead on and on as far as the eye can see, through the deserts of life, with all its changes. But these paths can be turned into the blessed pilgrimage to the absolute, the journey to God. Set out, my heart, take up the journey! The star shines. You can’t take much with you on the journey. And you will lose much on the way. Let it go. Gold of love, incense of yearning, myrrh of suffering — these you certainly have with you. He shall accept them. And we shall find Him.’ —Karl Rahner
Happy New Year! A new year begins – may it bring peace to our hearts and to our world.A good way to begin the new year would be to review the past year in prayer. The Examen is a way of praying that St. Ignatius gave us – usually we can do the Examen on a daily basis. Here’s an example of one for reviewing the past year. Continue reading