Thursday, January 10, 2019

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply"

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of human history.” Mahatma Gandhi: (1869 –1948: was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. 

Gospel Text: (LK 4:14-22)
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,
and news of him spread throughout the whole region.
He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all.

He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.

Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
"Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing."
And all spoke highly of him
and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. 

All of us have a mission in life, no matter what our particular vocation.  Sometimes we are more aware of its particularities than at other times.  Whatever this mission may be, it cannot be discovered unless we first discover our identity in God.  Knowing ourselves as Beloved Sons and Daughters provides the key, the place from which our mission flows.

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