Here is part of today’s Gospel which gives us the account of the calling of the twelve disciples: ‘And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him’.

Each of us has our own calling from the Lord, to be a disciple and true follower of the Lord, and to do His work in the world. In the words attributed to St Teresa: ‘Christ has no Body now but yours. No hands, but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion is to look out to the world. Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands through which he is to bless us now’.

May God bless you this day in your own journey of discipleship, of being Christ’s Body in the world.