Hope all’s well.
Paul and his companions went to Macedonia. Why?
Because Paul had had a vision. Look back on Saturday’s first reading. In it a man was saying, ‘come over to Macedonia and help us’.
Paul saw this as a call from God. This was them being called to preach the gospel, being called to witness.
‘You too will be my witnesses’. A line from today’s gospel.
Paul and his companions’ work, their witnessing was fruitful. People listened, opened their hearts and were baptised.
Who was the man in Paul’s vision? Who knows? But we do know it was God calling.
God never stops calling, and often he calls in ordinary ways, in a very human way.
When we do what we can to meet the needs of others we are responding to Christ’s call, to Christ himself.
The needs of many have been highlighted more than ever before during this pandemic.
In their needs is Christ’s call to reachout and do what we can to help, to support, to listen to serve.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Saint Pope John Paul II.
Look out for a short video later today.
In these troubled times, Saint John Paul II, pray for us.
Have a good day
P.S. I have another lockdown snake queue funny to share with you tomorrow.