Reflection on Luke 6:12-16 ~
If I am in a situation that I must make a big decision, I try to arrange a time when I can create silence, such as a long walk into the forest to have a place pray without interruption. I do so because of Jesus’s example of thinking and praying about the twelve who would be spiritual leaders out of the multitude of disciples he had to choose from. Our prayer life is also a critical element within the periods of choices in our lives. At minimum, time with divinity can bring peace for decisions.
Luke 6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles
12 Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 6:12-16.