January 18, 2020
Jesus went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them. As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Mk_2:13-17
When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD assured him, “This is the man of whom I told you; he is to govern my people.” . . . Then, from a flask he had with him, Samuel poured oil on Saul’s head; he also kissed him, saying: “The LORD anoints you commander over his heritage. You are to govern the LORD’s people Israel, and to save them from the grasp of their enemies roundabout.” 1_Sm_9:1-4,17-19;_10:1
Two callings, two leaders, one would rise and one would fall. Sometimes, beloved, we never know when we might be the very next to be called. It may not be as king of a nation, but when it’s God’s call, you can be sure, it will be equally important. It might be as subtle as writing a new Gospel, as innocuous as calling a friend to become Catholic, or as bold as leading a new movement. Whatever it may be, beloved, take it seriously and follow through in Faith on all that God is calling us to do. With the help of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we will rise with it!
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