"Can the Kingdom break into my ordinary life?"
Abbot Jerome Kodell, "Give Us This Day"
Today's Gospel is Mark 1:14-20...Jesus is calling the fishermen. Simon and Andrew, James and John all leave their nets and immediately follow Jesus. The Kingdom of God has broken into their ordinary lives, and thus the question from Abbot Kodell above. My additional question would be: How has the Kingdom broken into our ordinary lives? Assuming that it, indeed, already has. When did it? When was it we realized that we can have a life with God right here, right now--even as we spin around on this planet? At what point did we realize that God wants to be part of all of our comings and goings and the steady beat of our work-a-day lives? The fishermen Jesus called from their nets had a very obvious and remarkable turn around, but ours may be more subtle. They left hearth and home to follow Jesus but Jesus may be calling us to just do what we do more prayerfully. Let's think, this January Monday, how God's Kingdom has already broken into our lives. Let's be aware of opening our eyes today and seeing God working in our midst. And finally, let's do whatever we do today mindful that Jesus does it with us. Love, heidi