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JANUARY 16, 2021

The Call

I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.

Mark 2:17

Words are powerful, capable of help or harm, encouragement or discouragement. If our words aren’t gentle, then another’s sense of self-worth might be splintered. The Word of God has even greater power. Christ’s simple words,

“Follow me,” could have great authority over us. My imagination swells with images of people dropping their activities and concerns, of walking away from their plows and pots, all to enter into the mystery of discipleship. Simply because words have power, because love is great, and there is hope ahead, people move and change. 

Yet there are certain words that are tough to hear, that can become like clutter on our heart instead of a healing balm. “I did not come to call the righteous but sinners,” Jesus says. In other words, we don’t have to be worthy or ready to follow him. We might never feel good enough. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have the grace to respond, that his words don’t have the power to change us for good.

- Sr. Julia Walsh F.S.P.A.

Hebrews 4:12-16 • Psalm 19:8-10, 15 Mark 2:13-17


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