January 25, 2020

3rd Sunday - A (January 26, 2020)

To Me, Here, and Now

Pope Francis, reflecting on this Gospel passage, pointed out that Jesus calls Peter, Andrew, James and Joh while they are “in the middle of their daily activity.”  Likewise, “the Lord reveals himself to us in everyday circumstances of our life.” [1]

St. Matthew also points out that Jesus began his ministry in Galilee, not Jerusalem, the religious center of Judaism.  The population of Galilee included the gentiles.  On these people, where they were, the light of God shone.    

Today, Jesus continues to be the light for us as who we are and where we are.

[1]  Pope Francis, Reflection during the Angelus, January 22, 2017.  Quoted in Give Us This Day, January 2020 issue, p. 271.

 Image source: Pietro da Cortona, Calling of St. Peter and St. Andrew

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