Reflection from Isaiah.
Remove the ‘clutter’ from the reading as the text says, ‘the Lord will guide you’ or as the Gospel says, ‘follow me’.
Allow your pray to be led by God. The following words, images and the atmosphere that they generate around you will bring you into the blessings of this day.
You will cry for help, and the Lord will say, ‘here I am ’.
If you give what you have to the hungry and relief to the oppressed
Your light will rise in the darkness.
The Lord will guide you always:
The Lord will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land.
The Lord will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a garden well-watered by a spring that never fails.
You will rebuild ancient ruins, and build up on old foundations.
You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Ruined Houses.
You will find happiness in the Lord if you call the Sabbath ‘Delightful’, and the day sacred to the lord ‘Honourable.’
I will feed you on the heritage of Jacob your father.
Luke 5: 27-32 Follow me. Leaving everything, Levi got up and followed Jesus…
It is not healthy who need a doctor but the sick. I have not come to call the just but sinners to repentance. Jesus calls you to repentance and walk with him the path of forgiveness and reconciliation, of healing and freedom.
Fr Peter Addicoat CP is parish priest and community leader of our St Joseph’s parish/community in Hobart Tasmania.