Today’s Gospel Reading: Mark 3:31-35 – 3rd ORDINARY WEEK: Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Jesus describes the spiritual nature of our link to God. Faith places us within a new network of relationships to each other, Himself and to the Father.
As the theologians used to say: we become by gift what Jesus was by nature. His connections become our own. By hearing and complementing the words Christ we are assimilated to a new level of experience and life because the same life that infused Jesus now flows between the Father and us and draws us to each other.
This spiritual community is absolutely vital as a support network in the very difficult life of discipleship.
Our baptism is a permanent source of spiritual vitality. Jakarta, 29 January 2019
A Christian Pilgrim