Saturday JANUARY 13
First Week in Ordinary Time
A new way of life
  • 1 Samuel 9:1-4,17-19; 10:1
  • Psalm 21:2-7
  • Mark 2:13-17

Often we are consumed with trivial matters which cause us to lose sight of God and even lose ourselves in who we are and what we do. God has a great plan for us. In the first reading, we see that Saul was tending to his father’s herd when he was chosen by God to lead the people of Israel. God has called us also to serve him and to lead his people. The Responsorial Psalm describes how much our God takes delight in his chosen one. God loves and takes delight in us. We are called to carry out God’s will and he will pour out his blessings because we are his children who believe in Jesus, our Risen King. The Gospel proclamation is a clear message for us to take note that we do not need to be perfect or qualified with our social status, education, or professional titles for Jesus to come and dine with us. Let us allow Jesus to take his place in our hearts because while we were still sinners, he died for us and set us free. Jesus showed us a new way to live, let us strive to follow it.

Abba Father, give us the grace to be humble in your presence and to obey your will. Amen.

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