Reflection for Monday, January 13, 2014: 1st week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Maureen McCannen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWaldron, Maureen McCannen_US IIen_US Timeen_US 1en_US
dc.description.abstractToday we celebrate the return of Ordinary Time in the Church. The Christmas season ended yesterday with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and our ordinary days seem to begin again. The Church calls it “Ordinary Time” from the word “ordinal” or counted, but in this part of the world the days are cold and dark, the holidays are over – and our lives feel very ordinary.||Today's gospel offers us a glimpse of the lives the first apostles, Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John. We see these fishermen at work, casting and mending their nets - the usual work of those who live by the sea. Into this ordinary work day comes Jesus, walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, calling them, offering to change their lives. |Jesus makes the same call to us today - on what might seem to be a very ordinary day in our lives. If we can bring our world into silence for just a few minutes and listen with our hearts, we hear Jesus say directly to each one of us, "Come and follow me." It is a call to follow Jesus in a new way, a deeper way. Jesus invites us to put down the nets of our lives filled with clutter of things that distract us, anger us, make us feel jealous or insecure; distractions that keep us too busy to have a heart to heart conversation with him. And if we drop our nets and simply decide to listen and follow him today, it will be anything but ordinary. |Jesus, help me to open my heart and find the silence in my day today to listen to your voice calling me. Let me hear how much you love me and what you dream for me and ask of me today. Let me feel your love.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 305en_US
dc.program.unitCollaborative Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitVP for University Ministryen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.subject.local11 Samuel 1:1-8en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 116:12-13, 14-17, 18-19en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 1:14-20en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, January 13, 2014: 1st week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
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