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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 12, 2015

THE GENIUS OF THE UNQUALIFIED

There is an old saying around the topic of vocations: “God doesn’t call the qualified; God qualifies the called.” It is a perfect summary of our readings today.

First we hear about the prophet Amos. Before the Lord called him, he was a shepherd and a tree-trimmer. Then we hear from Paul, whose words today remind us that we are chosen for a purpose. Paul who once persecuted Christians, now writes words of encouragement to them.

Lastly, we hear Mark’s account of Jesus summoning the twelve to go out two by two. These fisherman and working fellows are sent – not only with many provisions, but also without any qualifications.

And therein lies their genius.

CLICK HERE for the readings for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Amos 7:12-15; Psalm 85; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13)

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