January 15, 2018
The Lord is forever calling us into deeper union with Him. This Sunday, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, he is calling us to a conversion, a change of heart. His message is clear. We hear the message, but we may hold out. St. Paul tells us, in his Letter to the Corinthians, that the time is now! Procrastinating and making excuses is keeping us from sharing in the life of God in its fullness. Jonah, in the First Reading, shows us a procrastinator, putting off his mission of God. If we take the words of Jesus Christ seriously, now is the time and “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel”. Let us heed his word, NOW!