These days, most of us are settling into the routine that September can bring. Summer has ended and now it is time to get back to reality!
In all seriousness though, September can bring with it new beginnings. Throughout the Church family, we are continuing to work with and support the Eucharistic Revival, which is now in its second year. The focus for this year is on parish life and the understanding of the Eucharist itself.
I recently upon this quote from Pope Francis and felt that I should share it:
“It is easy to feel inadequate in our ordinary daily tasks – how much more so, then, at the thought of living the Eucharist in all that we do!”
Pope Francis reminds us that the Apostles must have felt much the same way, and yet were able to feed the large crowd with only five loaves and two fish.
The People also reminds us that “when we all work together, we become stronger, and our individual gifts become a powerful force for the good.”
I often wonder what would happen if one day people took these words to heart and acted on them. Words like:
“Called to Receive and Become…His Real Presence.”
“Go in Peace and make God look good!”
Or the words that our Pope keeps sharing with us. Imagine all the energy that would fill the earth if we gathered our talents and used then for the good in God’s kingdom! If you can’t fathom it happening in the world at large, start smaller and imagine it happening in your family, at your place of work, or in your parish community. Don’t hesitate! Now is the appointed time share your gifts!
I challenge you this week to see how you are becoming that Eucharist you receive, and how you are using your gifts to bring life-giving change to those you meet. Also, if you think you are inadequate or not qualified to help in any way, remember that “God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the Called!”
Till next week,