January 21. Sunday 3B. In his homily Fr Obed reminded the families of their culture of family faith sharing.Later, at home, as the Martins started their sharing Dad began, “You know that the year is nearly a month old, so I think it is a good thing to look at how we are doing.  Have we settled down yet into our work, or to school work?  How is the new job?  I myself sometimes find it hard to feel enthusiastic and get back into the swing of things. Who else feels like that?” Mom agreed that it is good to share one’s feelings, to listen and respond without lecturing one another. 

Reflect, share. Scripture: Jesus saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea, for they were fishermen.  Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”  And immediately they left their nets and followed him.  Mk 1:14-20.   Pope Francis: Approaching, speaking, listening, looking at, coming to know and understand one another, and to find common ground, all these things are summed up in the word “dialogue.” If we want to encounter and help one another, we have to dialogue. Unlike disagreement and conflict, persistent and courageous dialogue does not make headlines, but quietly helps the world to live much better than we imagine.  FT 198.  Pray: as a family in thanksgiving for one another.  Choose appropriate action.