Posted by: livingscripture | October 28, 2017

29th Saturday of Ordinary Time

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

October 28, 2017

29th Saturday of Ordinary Time

 

 

WORD of the DAY

 

In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.  When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles. (Luke 6: 12-13)

How shall I live this Word?

Jesus has worked His first sign; He has had his first encounter with the people and the religious authorities of the town.  Now He needs a long night of reflection, of prayer.  The work He has begun is destined to survive through time.  Jesus goes up the mountain to find in His encounter with the Father, the clarity needed to choose twelve apostles.

Prayer is at the beginning of every apostolic choice and action of Jesus and of the Church.  The day of the Church flows from the night Jesus spends in communion with the Father.  Here is the secret of prayer: placing ourselves in silence, in a listening attitude to the Word that enlightens, consoles, gives hope.  Then our ‘nights’ will open onto new mornings.

 

The Voice of Wise People 

“Praying is learned by praying.”    Cardinal Carol Maria Martini

“The novitiate of prayer is silence.”   Antoine de Saint- Exupery

 

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