Reflection for Thursday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time
The readings for Thursday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time invite us to reflect on our relationship with God and our call to discipleship.
In the first reading, from Colossians 1:9-14, Saint Paul prays for the Colossians that they may be filled with the knowledge of God's will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. He also prays that they may live a life worthy of the Lord, pleasing him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
This passage reminds us that our relationship with God is not static, but rather dynamic and ever-growing. As we grow in our knowledge of God and his will, we are also called to grow in our love for him and our desire to serve him.
In the Gospel reading, from Luke 5:1-11, Jesus calls Simon Peter and his companions to be fishers of men. This passage reminds us that discipleship is not a passive thing. It is a call to action, to go out and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.
When we reflect on these two readings together, we are challenged to ask ourselves: How am I growing in my knowledge of God and his will? How am I living a life worthy of the Lord? Am I open to Jesus' call to be a fisher of men?
Here are some specific questions we can ask ourselves:
- What are some ways that I can grow in my knowledge of God and his will?
- How can I live a life that is more pleasing to the Lord?
- What are some ways that I can be a fisher of men in my own life?
As we reflect on these questions, let us pray for the grace to grow in our relationship with God and to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.