- Monday, 14 January 2019 -
Monday of the First week in Ordinary Time
Readings of day

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 1:14-20.

After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God:
"This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.
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Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Hear him speak your own name: the call of Jesus

Our Lady was the first person to hear Jesus's cry “I thirst” (Jn 19:28) together with St. John and, I am sure, Mary Magdalene. Because she was there on Calvary, She knows how real, how deep is his longing for you and for the poor. Do we know? Do we feel as she did?...Before it was Our Lady pleading with Mother, now it is Mother in her own name pleading with you: “Listen to Jesus's thirst”. Let it be for each one what the Holy Father said in his letter, a Word of Life. How are we to approach the thirst of Jesus? There is only one secret: the closer you come to Jesus, the better you will know his thirst. “Repent and believe”, Jesus tells us (Mk 1:15). What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? The thirst of Jesus even now, in your heart and in the poor. He knows your weakness, all he wants is your love, all he wants is the chance to love you... Hear Him. Hear your own name. Make both my joy and your own joy complete (1Jn 1:4).

Letter to her sisters (25th March 1993)