A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 5 February

Job 7: l-4, 6-7; Psalm 147A; 1 Cor 9:16-19,22-23; Mark 1: 29-39

I have become all things to all people.

St Paul refused financial support from the Christian community in Corinth while he was living with them. He would not be accused of living off the fat of the land. He would not do anything that would bring discredit on his preaching of the Gospel, He regarded his apostleship as a privilege and a duty. Becoming all things to all people (Paul’s strategy) is to get alongside them, trying to understand them, listening to them, see where they are coming from so that the sharing of the Good News (which is Jesus) would be well-received.

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