From the Word of the Day
He went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him. He appointed twelve whom he also named apostles that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. (Mark 3: 9-10)
Jesus asks two essential things from His closest collaborators: to remain with Him and to go to preach the Good News of the Kingdom.
Remaining with Jesus means intimate union with Him, deep prayer, overcoming human solitude, and filling the vital need for relationship and companionship. From here flows the second attitude of the sequela: the mission. From here comes the strength to preach and to have the power to cast out demons. In fact, those who are united to Him, learn to know the Father’s heart and offer themselves joyfully to go out to those who do not know Him as yet so that His house may be full and no one may be missing.
In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to let me remain forever in His house and listen to His Word in order to give it to others.
Jesus, keep me with You always!
The Voice of M. Delbrel, Convert
The Christian is a prisoner; a prisoner of a life…the life of Jesus. The Christian is not proposing an idea, but is the member of a body that lives and that wants to grow.