Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 14, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Follow me. . "
"Follow me."Simple, direct, to the point. There can be no lack of
certainty about what Jesus wants. "Follow me."
How can I follow Him? How am I worthy to follow Him?
Do you ever ask these questions? If so, take heart. Look at the chief
criticism levied at Jesus here--He eats with sinners and tax
don't know about you, but I could certainly fit into that group
Jesus didn't race after the Pharisees who were practicing their
ritual purity and heeding the very letter of the law to the last
mark, but who often lost sight of Him who gave the law. No, Jesus
after the sinners, the tax collectors, the people who knew that they
weren't going right, but didn't know what to do about it.
"Follow me." We are made worthy to follow Him by His desire for us.
and simple, He wants us, so we are worthy. His love makes us lovable.
desire makes us worthy.
So the next time you hear the whisper or the shout, don't hesitate,
ask, "Am I worthy?" Because you are. You are worthy because He says
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