Is 8: 23 – 9: 3 Light is essential for sight; without it, it is impossible to see. Similarly, truth is essential for knowledge as if it is not true then it is not knowledge at all. The Scriptures provide us with the ultimate source of truths for knowledge of salvation. We should be familiarizing ourselves with the Word of God as often as we can. Time spent with the Scriptures is NEVER a waste of time.

 Holy Spirit, help me to be dedicated in reading and trying to understand the Scriptures. Help me to overcome any doubts I have that I may not be able to understand them.

 1 Cor 1: 10-13. 17 Our faith is not about a competition with anybody else. Each of us has a part to play in the plan and mind of God and that should be pour focus. No one else can be the person that God has created us to be. It is up to the individual alone to embrace his/her call and be faithful to it. The expression of each of our lives will be different, and this is a good thing in my opinion as it would be very boring if we were all the same!

 Holy Spirit, help me to embrace the uniqueness of my own calling and respect the uniqueness of others’ callings. Help me to see that the Kingdom of God is big enough for us all.

 Mt 4: 12-23 Jesus calls simple fishermen to be his first disciples. He will also call a tax collector and many other ‘not so eminent’ members of society. Why didn’t he choose the rich and powerful? I think Jesus wants to make the point that it is not status in the world that matters but willingness to hear and follow God’s will. It may be easier for the lesser-attached to the world to follow God’s calling. Whatever the case, it gives hope to us all that Jesus chooses those who are willing to be chosen to be his disciples.

 Holy Spirit, help me to be one of those willing to be chosen to do his will. I want to follow Jesus as his disciple. Help me to be faithful in this desire.