Don’t give up!

Post date: Jan 30, 2014 3:08:59 PM

26 January 2014 ( Third Sunday in Ordinary Time )

[Isaiah 8:23-9:3] [1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17] [Matthew 4:12-23]

Do you sometimes feel everything keeps going wrong, that you are just not good enough to serve God? Keep making the same blunders? Confessing the same sins? Although the light of Christ first shone in Galilee, it is meant to bring light to everyone. We have our hours of darkness, and they seem to last forever. Perhaps we have trusted our own wisdom and strength instead of trusting in God and letting the light of Christ illuminate the shadows of our mind and hearts, so that we can do beyond our human capabilities, let Him make us fishers of men.

Let’s continuously strive to transform ourselves and leave our old self behind. It is good to remember, as we struggle with a sense of insignificance and powerlessness, that the list of perfect humans is short. Jesus found this too! He called upon Thomas, the doubter who lacked vision so much he couldn’t see the obvious; he called upon James and John, who were ambitious men concerned with good positions. Ultimately, as with the disciples guided by the light of Christ, we can also fulfill our mission!