Thursday, the 14th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - John Jones & John Wall
Readings for today’s Mass
Jesus calls us in today’s Gospel to drop everything in our mission to share our faith, trusting Him completely. The Apostles took nothing with them when they went out to preach the Word of God to the world, and they rejoiced in this sacrifice. They knew that laying down their earthly possessions would allow them to fully give themselves to God.
Unlike the Apostles, it isn’t exactly feasible for us to have absolutely zero earthly possessions in today’s day and age. But there are still ways in which we can fully give ourselves to the Lord.
1. Bring Him into everyday moments
Let God guide the little things, even amidst the boring repetition that sometimes accompanies our daily lives. Life becomes ultimately more exciting and surprising with Him leading the way.
2. Lift up your burdens
Whenever you feel angry, frustrated, annoyed, hurt, or other means of struggle, give them to God. Take a little time to assess the situation and really let him take the reins and guide you through it. He wants to take the yoke off your shoulders.
3. Be of service to others
This doesn’t require spending years on mission in a developing country. Every day brings multiple opportunities to put others before yourself. Find ways to emulate humility and sacrifice through helping others in little ways like holding the door for a stranger. You never know the impact a small act of kindness may bring.
While there are a multitude of ways to allow God to be fully integrated into our lives, these three are examples that can more readily allow Him to work in us. And when He works in us, we attain our greatest selves. Take away the walking stick today and let God be the one holding you up.