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THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME-JANUARY 21ST, 2018

The kingdom of God has come near: repent and believe the good news!

What was striking about the apostles’ response to the call of Jesus was their realization that something better was on offer.They sensed that Jesus was inviting them to a higher way of life and they saw themselves, not as they were, but as they could be.To such an invitation there could only be one response: to repent and believe the Good News.We need to repent and change our ways no less than the people of Nineveh.The story of Jonah speaks to us about our own closed minds, hardened attitudes and bigotry.It shatters any illusion we may have about being a tolerant people.The thorns and briars of hatred and prejudice are deeply ingrained in our being, and can only be rooted out by repentance, and a change of heart. Deep down we know that we are not yet the people God is calling us to be.Jonah’s message holds out hope for all of us.If the pagan people of Nineveh could place their faith in the preaching of a Jewish prophet and change their lives accordingly, can we be less generous to Christ who died to save us?The Good News is that God’s loving mercy is available to all who repent whoever they are, wherever they live and whatever they have done.By choosing to repent we can change our lives.

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME-JANUARY 21ST, 2018

Mass Schedule

Sunday – 10:00am
Monday – No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 6:30pm
Friday – 12:10pm
Saturday – 5:00pm
Contact

292 Red River Road

Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1A8
www.directorydotb.ca/standrews
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