Today’s Thoughts: Jesus names his twelve closes friends in the Gospel today (Mark 3:13-19). They are learning about the Good News, the Kingdom of God and in due time they will be continuing Jesus’ work and ministry themselves. They will soon be proclaiming the Good News to all the world. Part of the Good News that they will proclaim is mercy, the mercy of God and the mercy we need to have in living life. It not always easy to live by mercy, yet that is what we are called to as the children of God.
In the responsorial psalm (Ps. 85: 8, 10, 11-12, 13-14) today we learn that “Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss.” We also learn that this is made possible through the presence and mercy of God that were God is there life flourishes.
So, what is our challenge today? Perhaps it is to trust in the ongoing care and concern of God for us but also to know that through that love and care we are sent forth into the world to proclaim the Good News, a Good News grounded in the mercy a God.
Have a great Friday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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