Tuesday 27th September 2016
When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them? Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.
Following Jesus is an invitation, and that’s why we follow. Giving and receiving.
The gospel highlights that Christianity is a challenge. It encourages us to the love of God above all, love of our neighbour as ourselves, no matter what. With Jesus you join a school of love, a home of love, something that will call on the best of us.
We need people who will follow, in all sorts of ways, marriage, priesthood and religious life. But he rejoices to call each of us. We can live with ourselves with all our faults and failings because he can live with them. All will be used in his service.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to know you more, love your more, and serve you more faithfully in my life.. Amen.