Sunday, January 21, 2024
The readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B invite us to be transformed by the call of Jesus. In the first reading (Jonah 3:1-5, 10), Jonah hears God’s call and sets off for Nineveh. The psalm (Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9) asks God to show us the path he desires for us. The second reading (1 Corinthians 7:29-31) tells us that the world as we know it is passing away. The Gospel (Mark 1:14-20) recounts the call of Simon Peter and Andrew.
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.Mark 1:16-18
So possible themes for this Sunday are evangelization, vocations, and discipleship. Here are some ideas.