In our Scriptures today we continue to look at the experience of the disciples as they encounter Jesus. The readings speak of the meaning of discipleship both in our internal attitudes and in our relationships with other people. The Gospel speaks of recognizing the presence of God and of Jesus in our daily life while the Second Reading calls us to witness to our faith with consistency and courage. One flows from the other. To be a genuine disciple of Jesus, it is not enough just to be “holy”, to be good but to have the courage, when the call comes, to do difficult things. In our relationships we are called to be Christ for one another – to see the face of God in others. As we live this day and every day let us always remember the words of St. Angela to, “Live in harmony, one heart one will, search for it, long for it, embrace it with all your strength.” In this way we will surely be open to the presence of God in our lives.
Sr. Pat Schifini, OSU