The Gospel this morning on this feast of SS. Simon and Jude shows us all that Christ prayed all night before deciding who to call to be His apostles. This event reminds all of us that prayer precedes action always, and that listening to the Will of the Father is the priority for our lives. Can you imagine the sorrow of Christ in acquiescing to the Will of the Father in the calling of Judas, who Christ knew would betray Him?
|Luke 6: 12 - 16|
|12||In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God.|
|13||And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles;|
|14||Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,|
|15||and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,|
|16||and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.|