Daily Readings & Reflections

January 21 – Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

In today’s gospel, (click here) Jesus goes up the mountain, calls twelve and appoints them as apostles, so that he could send them forth to preach and have authority to drive out demons.

 So it is with us: Jesus, once we know him a bit, calls us by name, claims us for his own, and will send us to proclaim the good news. He doesn’t wait until we know everything. He knows that we will get it wrong from time to time. He hopes we will depend upon the Holy Spirit. Christ is counting on us. I am counting on Christ. What say you?

 Deacon Tom