Thursday, October 28, 2010

To the Mountain

Today we find Jesus choosing His twelve Apostles after spending the night on a mountain in prayer to His Father. This is a blatant reminder for us to pray before we make decisions, especially decisions that will effect many people all over the world for many years. In the first reading, we see that we are members of this family where He is the Head and the Apostles and Prophets are the foundation. These twelve men chosen by Jesus through prayer are the ones who laid the foundation for the Church. I say "thank goodness" He prayed all night and sought the help of His Father. When we read the Gospels, we learn that Jesus not only taught us to pray but He was a great example of the importance of prayer. I was fortunate enough to have the same teaching and example from my parents. As I look around at who we have for leaders today, I'm wishing there was much more "going to the mountain" and praying before decisions. We can teach prayer. We can be examples of prayer. As we make our choices each day, as we casts our votes, as we pick teams, as we decide who will be our friends and co-workers, as we listen to others, as we gather as family, as we work, as we learn and as we play may we all take time to go first to the mountain.


  1. I was very recently given an example of 'going up to the mountain to pray' before a big decision. Yesterday my wife had to make a decision, a choice that will affect her and her siblings for years to come. She prayed and made her decision based on Gods answer. Many don't think it's the right decision, but she has great faith that He will see this through. When we pray before a difficult choice and then firmly believe that the answer is God-given, then how can the results be wrong. Thanks for your post. k

  2. Yes,I wish more were going to the mountain to pray as well.

    Excellent post!