Sunday scripture

Well, well, well – even the best to-do list is only as good as the doer of the list. I had an audio reflection all set for Jan 31 and I forgot to upload it. So here it is now.

Jan 31

And now for this coming week’s reflection, Feb 7 (readings here). People, I’ve been away from this place for over 2 weeks. I was in virtual school studying to become a spiritual director. It was not easy but it was rewarding. God gave me many graces and that was good, since you know who was working overtime on stealing my peace and focus. I did wind up with a bad toothache, which didn’t go away so I went to the dentist early one morning before class began. See, that was a grace that it happened while we were virtual. Turns out I had an infection and needed a root canal. I did that Monday morning, early. Whatever medication I was given to relax for the procedure, wow, it really worked.

Feb 7

This week, the question of discipleship is on my heart. (the image below can be printed out, right click and save the image to print it)

I’d love to hear from you in the comments as to how you are called to discipleship.

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Scripture Reflection

  • February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

    I’m glad your tooth was fixed. I appreciate your insight and affirmation of what Jesus calls us to do. I’ll admit I always joked that Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law so that she could cook and clean up after them but knew that was not the actual case. I look forward to your reflections as we move forward and suggestions on how we can serve

    • February 7, 2021 at 10:17 am

      I did the same about Peter’s mother in law. That why I love doing research to find out the real story behind what we hear. Thanks for joining our virtual group here.

  • February 6, 2021 at 10:14 am

    I serve as a Eucharistic Minister and usher regularly in my home parish. During four months out of the year, I live in a warmer climate, not in the snow . While I’m here, I spend a lot of time with my dearest girlfriend and her husband and sometimes lately I’m beginning to feel that I’m not really serving in much of anything. We spend our time once in a while going to an art museum, eating lunch out, having cocktails, eating dinner out, and shopping. I do work three days a week doing virtual therapy for children with needs, but I’m getting paid to do that, and although I love it, I have difficulty viewing it as true discipleship service.
    I decided yesterday that I would call the parish office where I attend and ask them if there are any service projects I could do. Do you have any other ideas about how to be a service while I’m sort on ‘vacation’’?

    • February 7, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Right now, service with others is a bit restricted. Consider calling friends who live alone or sending a note in the mail to say hi. Leave a small bunch of flowers at a neighbor’s door. If your parish has a prayer list, pray for those on the list. I also think that when you feel this internal nudge to do something, the Holy Spirit, who nudged you, will send you some tasks.


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