Second Sunday in Ordinary Time



January 15-16, 2022

Words of Wisdom From our Blessed Mother His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5 This short and direct statement from our Blessed Mother says all we need to know. "Do whatever He tells you." What else do we need to know in life? The hard part, of course, is following that advice. It's easy to believe it, to preach it and to commit ourselves to doing everything that our Lord says, but it's another thing to actually follow through and fulfill His divine will.

That short exhortation calls us to two things:

  1. To discern what Jesus wants of us and,
  2. To freely embrace that which we How are you doing in these two areas?

Discerning the will of God can be hard in the sense that it requires a wholehearted attentiveness to His gentle and subtle voice. God does not impose His will on us; rather, He respectfully and quietly invites us to listen. He waits until we give Him our full attention. We should realize that God's will, when properly discerned, is not always easy to embrace. He requires everything of us. He is a "jealous God" in the sense that He wants our total surrender. The good news is that if we are willing to give Him everything in total obedience, we will discover that our lives are completely fulfilled. Reflect, today, upon this twofold invitation spoken by our Blessed Mother. Reflect upon how ready you are to listen to God's will and how ready you are to do His will, no matter what it is. If you are ready for this, you are on the path toward holiness.
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