Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,
preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Accompanying him were the Twelve
and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities,
Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza,
Susanna, and many others
who provided for them out of their resources.

— Luke 8:1-3

The peace of the Lord be with you. Today we get a glimpse into the everyday life of Jesus during his ministry. There’s definitely nothing very glamorous about his life at this stage. It appears from the text that it was a very focused life. His life was focused on healing and teaching, as well as proclaiming the coming of the kingdom of God.

There is a simple beauty to a way of life like this. Yet, from this simple form of life, came the greatest gift the world has known, the effects of which, are eternal. Like Jesus, most of us will be called to a simple life, but great things can be achieved as we do the the will of God. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Friday, September 18, 2020