Yielding To The Call

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Daily Reflection – 10/18/19

Sacred Scripture

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.'”(Luke 10: 1-9)

Reflection

We are all called by God to follow Him unreservedly and to be sent on a unique mission of the proclamation of the Gospel.  Each calling is different but each calling must be absolute and undeterred.  We must offer our talents, preferences, future and our very lives to Christ so that He may use us as He wills.  Following Jesus will always require some form of martyrdom, but whatever form of martyrdom we are called to embrace will produce much good fruit for the Kingdom of Heaven.

Why do we sometimes waver with that call to our discipleship? I think it is for the reason that we lack focus and as a result we become half-hearted until we do not anymore trust the providence of God. After which we now trust more on ourselves and Jesus becomes a minimal factor in our lives.

The message of our gospel today is simple and strong.? It is full trust and dependence on God alone! If we would only learn to entrust our lives to Jesus and if we would only learn to be faithful to the mission that He has given us. Then we would see how God will provide for us, but the problem is some of us don’t even know what is our mission in this world.

We don’t know our mission because we don’t take our faith seriously. We hardly give it time because we are always busy with our worldly undertakings. Worldly undertakings that can evaporate from us anytime. Worldly undertakings that will not bring us eternal peace and happiness.

Our mission is to become modern-day zealous disciples that will help Jesus spread the good news of our salvation.

 Prayer of The Day

Lord help me to embrace a wholehearted commitment to the Gospel.  Use me, dear Lord, as an instrument of Your Holy Word and give me the courage to lay my life down without reserve.  Jesus, I trust in You.

 Daily Note

We are all called by God to follow Him unreservedly and to be sent on a unique mission of the proclamation of the Gospel.  Each calling is different but each calling must be absolute and undeterred.  We must offer our talents, preferences, future and our very lives to Christ so that He may use us as He wills.  Following Jesus will always require some form of martyrdom, but whatever form of martyrdom we are called to embrace will produce much good fruit for the Kingdom of Heaven.

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