Wednesday, August 28, 2019

“Your calling is concealed in you and has to be discovered by you alone”

Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily. - Saint Francis de Sales: (1567 – 1622: was a Bishop of Geneva)

Gospel Text: (1 THES 2:9-13)
You recall, brothers and sisters, our toil and drudgery.
Working night and day in order not to burden any of you,
we proclaimed to you the Gospel of God.
You are witnesses, and so is God,
how devoutly and justly and blamelessly
we behaved toward you believers.
As you know, we treated each one of you as a father treats his children,
exhorting and encouraging you and insisting
that you walk in a manner worthy of the God
who calls you into his Kingdom and glory.

And for this reason we too give thanks to God unceasingly,
that, in receiving the word of God from hearing us,
you received it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God,
which is now at work in you who believe.

Reflect, today, upon how willing you are to 1) honestly name the filth and sin in your life and, 2) sincerely strive to overcome it.  Don’t wait until Jesus is pushed to the point of crying out “Woe to you!”

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