Readings and Homilies for February 9-10, 2019 (English and Español)
On the weekend of February 9-10, 2019, we heard humbling first-person accounts of the call of the prophet Isaiah and the apostle Paul, as well the gospel account of Jesus calling the fishermen Peter, James and John. All three readings include the realization among those called that they are sinful and unworthy. In his homily, Fr. Newton says us the God has his own criteria for choosing people to be prophets or ministers. He reminds us that we remain sinners before and after God's call, but with complete trust in the Lord, we are able to overcome our weaknesses and do God's will.
Fr. Mark, too, points out the importance of recognizing how and where we fall short, but also realizing that God does not leave us in our sinfulness. Instead, He frees us from our sins and invites us to follow Him to do amazing things in His name. Using a wonderful fishing story, Father explains that God touches us in seemingly ordinary ways, urging us to collaborate with Him and others to do His work.
Check out the readings and homilies in English and Spanish at the links below: