Cycle B

Good News B9

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


Mark 1:14-20 New American Bible

Mark 1:14-20 Bible Gateway New International Version

Mark 1:14-20 Bible Gateway Contemporary English Version


Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."


Jesus wants us all to be fishers of men, not just his apostles. How can we be fishers of men?Certainly it would be by being helpful to others who need and want help. If you find your brother crying because his puppy died, try to comfort him. If your sister didnít get the part she wanted in the school play, try to make her feel better. If the new boy down the street speaks only Spanish, help him learn English. If a new girl moves next door, introduce her around to your family and friends. Invite her to go to church with you. Save up your allowance to give money to the poor at church. Sit on your motherís lap and tell her how much you appreciate her. Help your father wash & wax his car. Take out the trash. While you are taking this trash out, thank God for forgiving you and taking the trash out of your life. God said whatever two people agree upon to ask for that he will grant it.

Pray the Our Father and ask God to grant your world peace. Ask God to give you wisdom to know who to help and how best to help them. God is your maker; he is all-powerful; he is Love. He will help you.


ďOur Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


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