Listening to the Gospel of St. Mark 3:13-19 on 20/01/2023, when Jesus went up into the hills and summoned those he wanted. He appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out on mission.
Isaiah also responded to God's call. 'Here I am, Lord, send me' (Isaiah6:8)
Likewise, Nicolas Barré heard God's call and responded. He was aware of the misery and cries of the people of his time, the lack of education especially for girls. He wanted to raise their dignity.
What about me...?
Take a quiet moment to be with yourself, get in touch with how you feel.
Notice the presence of all that is around you.
begin to be aware that you are in God's presence.
Repeat silently to Him 'Here I am'
Reflection: They belong to God and God belongs to them,
The Spirit carries them where it wills.
Acts in them, possesses them, moves them.
Like faithful servants.
No feather borne hither and thither upon the wind,
Moves with such grace and freedom,
As do they, who allow themselves
To be carried by God,
Without resisting. (Spiritual Canticle 37)