Reflection: Would we be ready to change our plans for Jesus? Would we drop what we are doing as readily as both the apostle Andrew, Simon and even Mother Seton? I am in awe of this when I reflect on my own widowhood and how paralyzed I was at the time. I pray that I will have the strength and grace to handle future trials with deeper trust and hope in the Lord.
Respond: In preparation for the Epiphany and the arrival of the Magi to honor Jesus, we are cleaning house! (Not taking down our decorations quite yet, but cleaning and organizing the clutter:) As a special honor to Mother Seton, we hit our very MESSY school room this week!