Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. Jesus said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed Jesus.
Mark 2:14

At the beginning of his ministry Jesus not only called twelve to be his apostles, he also called others to follow him. He said to Levi, "Follow me," and he did. He didn't wait a day or two later, after thinking what he would give up, but got up and followed him right away.

It was the promptness of the moment after being asked to do something, it was done. We are good at answering a request from others to get a project done. When we work and are asked to do something from the boss, we do it promptly, don't we. And if it takes a long time to get it done, you are labeled a slacker. One who is not reliable to get something done that is important. It could be looked at in so many ways, yet often this is the way it is. So when something needs to be done the bosses call upon those who have been tested and found that they respond promptly to a request. These people tend to be chosen to do these tasks more than anyone.

If we are like this in life, how do we respond to a call of faith. Are we quick to say yes Lord I will follow you. Or hem and haw about our faith and what we are called to do.

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