Wednesday, Fourth Week of Easter
From the moment of birth until death, I am on a journey. Just as Paul and Barnabas were singled out by God to do his work, so am I, and so are you. But how do I know what that work is?
The Holy Spirit said: “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13: 2)
From the moment of birth until death, I am on a journey. Just as Paul and Barnabas were singled out by God to do his work, so am I, and so are you. But how do I know what that work is? A clue is contained in the reading of the day when I am asked to open myself up to the movement of the Spirit by prayer and fasting and having others pray for me. All this demonstrates to me that it is a movement from within, a deep sense that this is how God calls me to be fulfilled as a human being. I risk and do what I believe the Spirit is asking of me and leave the results up to God and trust in his loving kindness.
My task is to share the light that I have been given and to proclaim God’s word by my actions and not just by my words. I need to follow Jesus. Jesus is the path, not the destination. I need to be more like him because in following in his footsteps, the Kingdom of God is made manifest in the here and now. It truly becomes an “aha” moment, not just for me, but for all.
Rev. Ron Wiecek, C.PP.S. (Atlantic)