3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24th of January 2021.
This week’s readings:
First Reading – Jonah 3:1-5-10. Jonah preaches to the people of Nineveh and they repent”.
Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 How to live in a world that is rapidly passing away.
Gospel– Mark 1:14-20 Jesus calls his first apostles and they follow him.
HERALDS AND ERALDS AND BUILDERS OF THE ILDERS OF THE KINGDOM!
Jesus Christ was the first missionary of the Gospel. Sent by the Father to preach the Good News of the Kingdom, he accomplished his mission with perfect faithfulness. But since the Kingdom was to be proclaimed to all nations, he also called others to share in his mission and to continue it after his ascension.
Since then, Christ has not stopped calling innumerable others to be heralds and builders of God’s Kingdom on earth. In this Eucharist, we will pray that all those who are called may respond with the same generosity of the four fishermen we hear about in today’s Gospel.
Today is National Bible Sunday. This celebration reminds us of the importance of God’s written Word not only in the life of the Church, but also of every believer. It is our duty to know it well, to put its message into practice, and to share its richness with all. Let this be our commitment today and one of the main intentions for which we are offering this Eucharist. – Word and Life