THURSDAY (January 28, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.” (Psalms 62:7)
“Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.” (Mark 1:16–20)
Jesus has announced His presence as the good news. He then begins to gather disciples. These are no learned men that Jesus calls. They are not fellow rabbis steeped in scriptures. They are not men with whom Jesus could sit and have rhetorical arguments. No, these are simple men, fishermen in fact. Jesus calls the unlikely to do His work. And these men heed the call, drop their nets, and immediately follow Jesus.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Tim this day, as he goes about the callings you have given to him. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.