Luke 6:12-19 Reflection – Being Alone to Pray

Reflection on Luke 6:12-19 ~

When I am in a situation that requires a significant decision, I arrange a time when I can step away from my routine tasks to give myself in prayer to God. I partially do so because Jesus did the same when praying and thinking. One example is when Jesus was thinking about who to choose from of the multitude of followers who would be ordained the twelve disciples. Being alone to pray, lets me spiritually touch Jesus, brings peace, my troubles dissipate, and the decision becomes easier.

Ordaining of the Twelve Apostles James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumOrdaining of the Twelve Apostles, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

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.
Jesus Teaches and Heals
17 He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection Luke 6:12-19.