THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
(B) JANUARY 21, 2018
Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; Psalm 25; I Cor 7: 29-31; Mark
By Jude Siciliano, O.P.
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
Jesus said to them, "Come after me and I will
make you fishers of people."
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
So, we ask ourselves: