21ST JANUARY 2022
What is God Calling Me to do?
1Sm 24:3-21, Ps 57:2, 3-4, 6 and 11
Memorial of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
In the Gospel we see Jesus calling Twelve Men so that he could prepare them, make them his disciples and then send them forth to preach and have authority to drive out demons. Jesus does two things when he calls twelve disciples;
1. He chose Twelve by name.
• We hear Christ naming the apostles. He gives them a new identity, as it were, to work together to build the Kingdom of God. Each one is defined by his vocation, mission and being responsible in some way for the good of the rest but each one is irreplaceable.
• Does our vocation and mission touch and perfect every aspect of our lives? What part of us has not been touched by His call?
2. He appointed the Twelve.
• Jesus appoints them to be with Him, to be sent out to preach and have authority to cast out demons. He needs the apostles, not just to help, but to share His very work of teaching, leading and sanctifying.
• To be with Him as companions means to be His disciples. It is said that a disciple is one who sits at the feet of a rabbi in order to learn from Him. The disciple does not only go to the master and be with him for some hours and then go back home but he lives with him.
• The purpose of this being-with-the-master is that the disciple may assimilate the master’s way of life: his ways of acting, thinking, judging and even his feeling.
Being sent out means being his apostle. The more one has learned of the humility and gentleness of Christ, the more effectively he brings Christ’s presence to others. It is not enough to know, love, and serve God but also to know, love and serve one’s neighbour.
May we remember that, in every Instance of our Lives, God is calling us to do something; may be God is calling you ;
• to repent over an evil that you have done
• to be reconciled with somebody that you are bitter with
• to be more closer to Him
• to be more prayerful
• to lead an honest life
• to be more committed in you Christian life to talk to a friend who has been going astray.
What is God calling me to do? Do others see Christ in me or am I anti-testimony to those around me? Do I thank God for calling me to serve Him as a baptized Christian?
“Here I am. I have come to do Your will”