Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

“It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table. Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint to this task, whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

We can’t do everything. This is something we need to remember when we are trying to do God’s Will. Although it is good to do as much as we can, we also have to realize the limitations we have on our time, talents, and treasures. Some of us may be best suited to preaching, evangelizing, and proclaiming the Good News through words. Others may be better at serving others through acts of charity and mercy, ministering to the sick, the needy, and the imprisoned, and expressing the Gospels through good deeds. No matter which of these callings is for us, we need to be devoted to the tasks before us and live lives worthy of our vocation.

Are we being called to minister to others through word, deed, or both? How do our lives proclaim the Good News? How do we manifest the Word of God through our actions?

O Lord, lead us to the ministries that will fulfill your Divine Plan.


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