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A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 9:57-62

As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding on their journey, someone said to him,  “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” And to another he said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.” But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.” And another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.” Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

REFLECTION:  “I will follow you wherever you go.” “Follow me.”

In 1963, Ricky Nelson, songwriter and singer, made famous the song, "I will follow you wherever you may go." It was popularized for a different generation in Sister Act in 1992. You may find many versions on you tube. "

A man said to Jesus, " I will follow you wherever you go". And to another Jesus said, "Follow me".

Are we ready to dedicate our entire life to the spiritual well being of others? No excuses and no delays?

Jesus Christ had no place to lay His head but in the barn with the animals, the smells and the discomfort of the outside world. But if we allow Him, He will find a place to live in us. You merely must be willing to follow Him wherever He may go.

Are we open to the spirit of Jesus who lives in us? St Jerome was.

St Jerome followed Jesus settling in a cave in Bethlehem out of devotion and sacrifice to Christ's life. He studied Hebrew in penance for temptations. He was a linguist, finding ease in learning languages. Commissioned by Pope Damascus, he translated the Bible to the Vulgate, the Latin translation. He is a Doctor of the Church and one of the four great Latin Fathers.

God Bless You


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