3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday 21st January, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Calling of Apostles” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, when Jesus called the apostles Simon, Andrew, James and John to follow Him; they responded at once.  Ponder on, “This was because they were already touched deeply by Jesus’ Proclamation of the Good News of Salvation, before Jesus called them.  How deeply do we desire to be touched and transformed by Jesus?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 1:14-20

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the gospel from God saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel.’

As he was walking along by the Lake of Galilee he saw Simon and Simon’s brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you into fishers of people.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on a little further, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending the nets. At once he called them and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the men he employed, they went after him.