Monday 12th Ord I
A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer
Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit
from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End
Pieter Lastman: Abraham on the Road to CaananState Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1614
Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time: The Call to a Distant Land
Father, in every moment, you call us forth, as you did Abraham, from the situation in which we find ourselves into something new. Abraham could only conceive of that call as one to a distant land that would be given to him and to his descendants. In the resurrection of our Lord Jesus we have come to understand that it is not the land at all but eternal life with you. This life is offered to us even now in the Holy Spirit through the Word who is always present to us calling us to say “yes,” as Abraham did, and to grow in your life.