Thought of the Day October 3, 2017 Determination and Obedience

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In reflecting on today’s Gospel account (Lk.
9:52-56), Pope Francis focused on two responses of Jesus to his mission from the Father: determination and obedience. Jesus knew that he must go to Jerusalem to embrace the cross for the salvation of the world. He was determined to fulfill this mission in total obedience to the Father. Though he shared this with the Apostles, his intimate friends, they were no support. He was alone in this journey, even though
physically they were with him. In the end they would abandon him. What kind of a disciple am I? A convenient one or a faithful one? In my journey will I imitate Jesus in determination and obedience? Pray for that grace.


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