Daily Word Of God
Jesus went onto the mountain to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer to God. When day came he summoned his disciples and picked out twelve of them; he called them ‘apostles’:
Simon whom he called Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot,
Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a traitor.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus always prays before making any important decisions. Through divine inspiration, Jesus chose simple people to be His apostles who were called to be leaders of the Church. The twelve Apostles generously answered His call.
- Jesus also wants us to respond generously to serve Him in the needs of His Church and the world. Are we ready and willing?
- Let us pray for the strength, courage and generosity we need to respond to God’s call.