Saturday of the First Week of Advent
In today’s gospel, Jesus says to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” Sometimes I get overwhelmed by everything going on in our crazy world. How big of a difference can I really make? I’m just one of 7.5 billion-ish people on our great big planet. I don’t always feel adequate enough or courageous enough to do the work the Lord is calling me to do.
The funny thing is that God shows us time and time again in Scripture that He doesn’t call the qualified. God qualifies the called. If the Lord puts something on our hearts, I believe that God will give us the guidance and strength to do it. We are all called to be laborers exactly where we are. There is not a cookie-cutter way to be a laborer; it will look beautifully different for each one of us. For some, it might be doing mission work. For others, it might be answering a call to religious life. For others still, it might be being the first one to smile at someone or volunteering your time to a good cause. It might be spending extra time in prayer.
Each of us has a purpose and each of us is capable of incredible things- we’re the children of the King of Heaven! Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to lead us where we are most needed this week. Let’s get out of our comfort zones and respond to the things that move our hearts. Let’s pray, sisters and brothers, for eyes that see the world how Christ sees it, for courage to love others well, and strength to be the laborers Jesus is calling us to be.
Senior Admissions Counselor