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Purpose for your life

Thứ ba - 17/05/2016 02:08
“God has created me, to do Him some definite service… He has not created me for nothing." (J.H. Newman)

PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
 
“God has created me, to do Him some definite service… He has not created me for nothing." (J.H. Newman)
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
 
John Henry Newman Wrote: "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 nothing. Therefore, I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am. I cannot be thrown away." We need to trust in our heavenly Father and in His call and purpose for our lives!
 
A very significant word used today by Jesus Christ in His prayer captures perhaps the essential of discipleship. It is the word consecrate (Jn 17:17). Jesus, in praying for the disciples, says, "Consecrate them in truth." "I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth." The basic meaning of the word is to set aside or - in this context - to be set aside for the good of the world. In the Mass is the consecration of Jesus to the Father, His self-giving suffering and death. We assist at this ritual re-presentation of His sacrificial suffering and death so that we may benefit from it by joining our own lives to His in self-giving. In Acts 20:35, St. Paul quotes a saying of Jesus which we only find in his life, "It is more blessed to give than receive."
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: This is to be a part of our day to day lives, just as Paul had done and recommend. What stands out in Jesus Himself and in that great model Paul is this giving of self to God's work, to the good of the world and of our fellow human beings.
 
You got to love them! In the responsorial psalm: we sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth!
 
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Từ khóa: Ga 17:11b-19, reflection, ps7,

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