1st Week in Ordinary Time (Year B) : Monday 11th January 2021

Daily Word Of God

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The apostles responded to Jesus’ call to serve in His Mission of proclaiming the Good News of Salvation to all peoples.  They each lived their calling to the full, even to the point of dying for their faith.


  • All of us are “called” by God to bring the Good News to all peoples that God has and will place in our daily lives, including our own families and friends.


  • Are we serious and selfless in serving this “Mission” that God expects of us?  Reflect on your past months and ask yourself, “Have I touched or drawn any one to God?”