Jesus said to them, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:18)
Troubled World meets Mark’s Jesus
Mark’s Jesus comes, “proclaiming the Good News of God”. The heart of Jesus’ Good News is “the Kingdom of God has come near.”
Is there Good News for people experiencing separation and divorce?
This nearness of God is so moving that some hard-working fishermen immediately leave their nets and follow Jesus. Leave their nets = they immediately let go of that which provided security.
Mark wants to be exceedingly clear: The Good News, i.e. God’s supernova-compassionate-stunningly-welcoming-nearness is present in Jesus.
That same nearness is made present when our Church communities welcome people who are experiencing separation and divorce.
ReStart – Building Separation & Divorce Resilience
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This Sunday’s Readings for January 24, 2021 (USCCB)
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