Monday, January 24, 2011

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 8:23-9:3-1
1 Cor 1:10-13, 17
Mt 4:12-23

In a land overshadowed by darkness, a Light has arisen. The Light starts in this land and spreads throughout the world, bringing light and a new message, a message of great hope and love. The Light dispels the darkness everywhere with this simple but vastly important message. Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. That’s it, that is the entire message. The kingdom of heaven is at hand, it is here, now, not waiting in some dim and distant future, not unattainable, but here, now, for us to seize. All we must do is repent and follow the Light. I know, it sounds pretty simple, maybe too simple. It can’t be that easy, can it? Well, yes, it is that easy and that hard as well. Drop everything and follow the Light, everything, as in everything that comes between you and the Light, everything that would keep you in darkness. As Jesus walked along the beach he saw Simon and Andrew, two brothers, fishing, their livelihood. He said follow me, and they dropped everything and did. Further along Jesus saw two more brothers, James and John, also fishermen. Again he said follow me, and they dropped everything and followed him. They followed as he spread the light, the light of the Good News of God, that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, all we need do is repent and follow, all we need do is step from the darkness into the light. The call we receive may not be quite so dramatic, but our response needs to be the same as the brothers. Repent and follow. Simon, Andrew, James and John followed because they heard the word and realized that the Jesus is the Light. Let us also step into that light, follow the light, and leave the darkness behind forever.

Deacon John
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jan. 23, 2011


victor said...

I have not read your other post since I've last put my Canadian two cents worth here but this post as far as AM concern has got to also be one of your great ones if only because I believe that you've hit the nail right on the head and as you've said in so many words, "IT" is so easy and yet so hard but how can we Christians possibly lose if we follow Jesus with a sincere heart?

God Bless Peace

nath99 said...

It appears that there is previously unreleased information about the True Jesus on these audios:

Tim said...

Deacon John,

I work for The Maximus Group, a Catholic communications firm in the Atlanta area. We are working on an event in Louisville on June 28 that you might be interested in. Can you please email me at Thanks in advance. I hope to hear from you soon. God Bless,

Tim Lilley
Director of Communications
The Maximus Group