“Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles.” (LK 6: 12-13)
What is our first thought when we listen to this sentence: “and he spent the night in prayer to God”? Do we think more about “action,” “doing something” like “praying” or do we think more about presence, about being with somebody, staying connected, in a relationship? How often prayer is for us one of many different actions to do, to complete, a task to finish. For Our Lord, prayer is the time to be together, to stay connected, to contemplate God’s love and beauty. And this is the right beginning for all other actions, like “He chose Twelve.” Right actions need the right preparation; as human beings, we need to start with something which promotes our beings firstly not doing: more to be, not more to do.
“We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak