Being Chosen and Making Choices. It is interesting how the civil events of Today, the Inauguration of a new President, Donald Trump, and the reading from the gospel seem to interconnect. Today’s gospel is about being chosen, as Jesus chooses those who will work with him in proclaiming the Good News, and preaching the Kingdom of God. Just as the disciples were chosen by Jesus for a very important mission, and Donald Trump was chosen by the process of our Consitution, we too have been chosen by the Lord Jesus for something pretty important as well. As people who have been chosen, we also make choices. And if we are chosen, it is quite important to recognize that our choices are made from the choice God made in us. We are chosen. We are chosen by God who know us much better than anyone. God knows us better than we know ourselves. We pray today that in being chosen by God, God may guide our choices, so that they are consistent with the will of God.
Readings for Today I do not know of anyone who likes being sick. I know I do not. But not only is it bad to be sick, when I am sick, I feel like a scared little kid. I want my mom. There was something reassuring about having my mom around when I was sick. […]
Readings for Today’s Preaching I have used this gospel as proof that Jesus was not a morning person, like me. See, when he needed to do something very early in the morning he stayed up all night rather than the harsh reality of having to wake up early. Truth is, the actions of Jesus serve […]
Readings for Today Ever find yourself lost? I think I have told this story before, but when I was little, my parents and I made a trip to Fenway Park in Boston. On our way there, especially before the area was reworked to make it easier to find, it was not always so simple to […]
Readings for Today “That’s not fair!” How many times has a child said this to mom or dad? “That’s not fair!” Equality seems to be a fundamental value in the United States. The word is thrown around a lot in politics, it is an early concept learned by children, and it is something we all […]