Serving the Word: 28th October


Luke 6, 12-19:

“Jesus went up into the hills to pray and spent the night praying to God. When it was daylight, he called his disciples to him, and from among them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles”.


Today we celebrate the feast of the holy apostles Simon and Jude, chosen by the Lord as heralds of the Gospel throughout the earth.

Simon is nicknamed the “zealot”. Before he met Jesus he was associated with the “Zealot” movement. A political and very violent movement.

Can you imagine how the words that came from Jesus’ lips “happy are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” would ring in his ears?

They must have been a powerful process of conversion for him. His constant contact with Jesus made him discover the value of peace and non-violence.

Judas Thaddaeus is more familiar to us. Perhaps in contrast to Judas, the traitor. In many places he is held in great devotion.

The two apostles are for us a further call in this missionary October which is now coming to an end to renew our missionary awareness.

A new call to give birth and rebirth to the joy of the Gospel. May you have a good day and may joy be reborn in you to make it be reborn.

Good day.

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf


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