JESUS SPENT THE WHOLE NIGHT PRAYING TO GOD BEFORE SELECTING THE TWELVE APOSTLES.
TUESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER,2021. TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B.
READINGS; COLOSIANS 2:6-15, PSALMS 145:1-2,8-11, LUKE 6:12-19.
Before making major decision Jesus always had a time to speak to his Father, for him dialogue with his Father helped him to make decisions in accordance with the will of God.
Today Luke tells us that before making a decision to select the twelve Apostles from among the disciples Jesus had to spend the whole night in prayer. This shows that the decision was not his alone but the decision of the Holy Trinity, God the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
It also shows that this was a very important decision, a solemn event. it needed our Lord to make a concentrated effort to select these twelve men from a large group of disciples.
These were the people who were to help spread the kingdom of God, they were to participate in the ministry of Jesus. And when we look at these Apostles, they were men from all walks of life, this means that God chooses people with different personalities and capacities. So my brother, my Sister do not look down on yourself, God can pick you to work for his kingdom.
Jesus is leading by examples as he taught his disciples to always and in all things to seek the will of the Father. This is a lesson to all of us that whenever we are about to make a major decision we should always seek guidance from God.
Today we need to ask ourselves how serious are we in prayer especially in critical moments of our lives?
LET US PRAY FOR OURSELVES THAT WE MAY ALWAYS SEEK THE WILL OF GOD WHENEVER WE MAKE LIFE LONG DECISIONS.
Laus tibi Christe: praise to you Jesus Christ