Prayer of the Day
Fourteenth Week in Ordinary TimeJuly 10th, 2014
“When Israel was a child I loved him.” (Hosea 11 : 1) The Readings of this week describe the love God has for his people as that of a loving, caring provident Father for his family. A Father who remembers his people, beautiful attitude of attention and knowledge portrays every detail of the family who knows about giving and receiving with mutual respect and gratitude.
Again in the Gospel today, Jesus is instructing his disciples about proclaiming the Kingdom of God as they move into the towns and villages where the people live. Jesus called twelve disciples, he did not draft them, force them or ask them to volunteer, he chose them to serve him in a special way.
Christ calls us today, he doesn’t twist our arms and make us do something we don’t want to do. We can choose to join him or remain behind. When Christ calls you to follow Him, how do you respond?