Gospel Reflection for Thursday, February 4th. 2021 — Mark 6:7-13
What will you do with your calling? Is it your turn to be “sent”?
Each and everyone of us has been called by Christ in one form or another. Whether it’s simply to Follow Him through the waters of baptism and be a witness to Jesus by the example of a life lived well in faith, or into a particular ministry?
The question is, will you listen? Will you even hear God’s voice? Simply reading this page today is evidence that God has tugged on your heart strings. What will you do? Will you harden your heart? Or, will you joyfully accept His invitation?
God is Kind and merciful, He’s given us free will to accept his gift of salvation, or deny and reject his offer. The choice is yours.
The “Twelve” In today’s gospel, like you were personally called. These are the guys who would be later selected to be Jesus’ apostles, or chief disciples.
In this passage we find them being sent out on a training mission so-to-speak. They had been called, trained, equipped, and empowered for the task ahead of them. These guys listened and responded to the call. As a result “they went off and preached repentance.” They also “drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.”