THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B) January 24, 2021
Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; Psalm 25; I Cor 7: 29-31; Mark 1: 14-20
by Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons
on the run. “Faith Book” is also brief enough to be posted in the
Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
As Jesus passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother
casting their nets into the sea....
Jesus said to them, “Come after me and I will make you fishers of
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
We hear Jesus’ invitation, “Come follow me,” each day, as life presents
us with choices. Shall we forgive when asked? Shall we help someone in
need? Shall we buy less for ourselves and give more to the poor? Shall
we see the injustice, or turn a blind eye? In these, and so many other
occasions, we hear the same invitation Jesus made to those fishermen and
like them, we put other considerations aside to follow him.
So, we ask ourselves: