Today is Wednesday the 9th of July in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time.

A group of Jesuits from Colombia sing the prayer of Saint Ignatius, the prayer he says you should always begin with, putting yourself wholly at God’s disposal, asking God for the grace to be completely open to him: ‘Grant, Lord, that all my intentions, actions and operations be directed purely to your praise and your service.’

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Matthew.

Each of these apostles is called by name.  Who are the people who call you by your name?   For a moment, imagine them doing that, calling you by your name.

How do you feel about Jesus calling you by your name?  For a moment now, try imagining that.

As you hear the reading again, imagine yourself as one of those called by Jesus, called by your name.

Jesus gives his disciples a mission here, to go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.  What mission might he have for you?  Can you talk to him about it?