Sunday, February 8, 2015

Reflection for Sunday, February 8: Keep Moving

I don't normally post Scripture reflections, but I had written some for this week and submitted them to a magazine last summer as a sample in hopes of landing a larger assignment. They weren't the right fit for the magazine, but I thought they were still worth sharing. I will post one each day this week.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mass Readings: Job 7:1-4, 6-7, 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23, Mark 1:29-39

Keep Moving

Jesus’ ministry is just beginning and already he is drawing a crowd. Preaching with authority is one thing; demonstrating authority over sickness and evil is quite another. He could have stayed put and let people come to him. With his reputation spreading, surely people would have made the trek to seek him, but that is not why he came. He came to seek the lost, not let the lost seek him.

Everyone is looking for Jesus whether they realize it or not. Our task is to help them find him. We may draw crowds with programs and events, but Jesus shows us that we need to keep moving. We must be the seekers if we are to carry the message of Jesus Christ to the world.

Prayer: Lord, grant me the courage to seek the lost with you.

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