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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2012

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KNOWING AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WE WANT

Today we have a tale of two responses to the same request.  God calls Jonah just as Jesus calls Peter, Andrew, James and John.  Jonah runs away and Peter and the Four drop everything and follow Jesus.

Two responses and one simple lesson:  if God is calling you – you can run, but it won’t be pleasant.  Biblically speaking – the central tragedy of human life is to refuse the call of God.

Here is what I can assure you of:  most struggle comes from a refusal to align our will with the will of God.

So how do we know the will of God?  To this question, there are many answers, but it begins with an understanding of what you value.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20)

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