October 28 - Saints Simon and Jude
God will give you a new name. You will no longer be called forsaken, but spoused.
Jesus calls each person by name. Jesus' call is not a general appeal to those who might want to follow, but a very personal, singular, and especial call to each person. Jesus does not want numbers of followers, but real personal followers. Each one of us feels the call in a particular way and we know when it is directed personally to us.
Have you ever felt the call of Jesus directed to you personally with a special vocation? How and when did that happen? How did you respond?