Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
September 30, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"The harvest is abundant, but laborers are few."
The harvest that pleases Jesus is the salvation of souls. He is the great Shepherd, the one who leaves the ninety-nine to rescue one who went astray.
He calls and His sheep know His voice.
But the harvest depends upon the laborers. The salvation of souls is accomplished by Jesus Christ. But presently Jesus has only our hands, eyes, feet, and mouth. We must present Jesus to the company that longs for Him and does not know it.
By our baptism we are called to evangelism. We are called to share the Good News of salvation that comes to all the world. We are summoned to the throne room and sent out with our orders. But some of us, like Moses, do not speak well in front of others. Fear not, either the Holy Spirit within you will speak, or you will have an Aaron appointed for you. Or perhaps you will not have to speak, but rather you will simply serve silently, like the woman who washed Jesus' feet.
The modes of evangelism are many, we must pray that God show us the way and strengthen our wills that we may humbly, obediently hear and serve Him. Our joy is in His Service, our life is in His love. All we need do is let that shine out.
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Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Jerome, priest, doctor of the Church
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