What’s your Mission from God?
The Lord took me from following the flock, and said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two…
God has given each one of us a mission. He chose us “before the foundation of the world’ (Eph 1:3) to be part of His plan to save the world.
It is easy for us to forget this fact. We get lost in the details and lose the big picture. But in the midst of it all, God has created us for a purpose. Here is a prayer from St. John Henry Newman to help us remember our divine mission.
God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.St. Cardinal John Henry Newman
This week, we hear from Sr. Martha Mafurutu about her mission and the mission of her order to proclaim Christ. As we support their mission, let’s also grow in the depth of our own mission.
Parish Pastoral Leader