Hello Friend!!! Welcome you to this catholic reflection for the day of 20th January 2023. I am very happy to see you coming to read this reflection. Today’s readings are inviting us to reflect upon, our own call to be his disciples. Christ is making a new covenent with us.
Those who are on God’s side are ever good and magnanimous and never intend evil for others. They resemble Him and continue His own mission of love. The more we are with the Lord, the more we will become like him. The more we are like him, the more we will make others like him and bring them to him. In catholic reflection of the day we shall see what is our vocation and mission from the Lord.
Table of Contents
Topic For Reflection: Called and Sent
Readings of the Day
|First Reading||HEBREWS 8: 6-13|
|Gospel Reading||MARK 3: 13-19|
Focus of the Today
Our relationship with God is not a matter of contract for a better transaction and profit, but is a covenant, built on fidelity and our integral benefit
Inspiring Catholic Reflection for the Day
“Called and sent” – this simply is the whole essence of our vocation. We are specially and personally called by the Lord. We are identified and chosen by name.
This shows that each one of us is unique and important to God. We are not just anyone among many. We are someone, special and close to the Lord. We are not just numbers or labels. We are persons, with particular names. A name is not a mere label or usage for practical convenience. It stands for a person’s identity and dignity.
Therefore, in identifying and choosing his Twelve disciples by name, Jesus gives them their proper identity. They are no more what they were, identified by their lineage or profession. Rather, they are his disciples and apostles. They receive a new identity, a new dignity. They enter into a new realm of life, a new ambience of grace.
This is exactly the new covenant that is spoken of in the letter to Hebrews 8. 6-13: “I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah…
This is the new covenant… I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people”.
This new covenant is already set in motion in Jesus’ choice of the Twelve. They represent the new Israel. God through Jesus puts His laws into their minds, imprints them on their hearts, and makes them His own. But it does not stop there with them.
Their call has a purpose and mission. The call of the Twelve is not only “to be with him” but also “to be sent on his mission”.
The mission is nothing but to extend the same new covenant to all others, that is, to make all others the recipients, and participants of the new covenant. In other words, their mission is to imprint God’s laws on their hearts and make them God’s own people.
This is carried out concretely by the twofold channels of preaching and healing.
Direction For Life
What do you and I belong to? Is it the new covenant of passion and fidelity, or the old covenant of sin and waywardness?
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