Her choice, to listen to Jesus’ words, or to ignore them, was the decision that truly defines everything there is to know about the great saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She said yes to go out into the filth of the slums and roadways of one of the most hellish places on earth. She responded to the call of Christ's thirst for souls and did everything in her power to give Him those souls He so ardently desired.
Here is where we come in.
You and I both now that for most of us there is no way we would be able to go to some third world country as a missionary. But we can still be a missionary, in our own home.
Mother Teresa said, and I’m paraphrasing here, that a lot of the time the ones starving the most, thirsting the most, for the love of God, are in our own families. It is here, in our own family, where we can place our efforts.
Who do you know in your family who is hurting most, who could most use your prayers, your kindness, your love? I guarantee all of us thought of someone.
This is how we are called to be missionaries. Few are chosen to go the other side of the world to spread God’s love, but all are called to spread it where they are stationed in life. Regardless of social status, position, or opportunity, we are all called.
So answer the call. It’s not easy, but it is our surest way to God. By spreading His love, in turn, are more united to Him.
Now, I’d like to finish with a little prayer.
Mary, our most loving Mother, you who know how to spread God’s love perfectly, as our most beautiful Mother, we ask that you show us how to do the same. We ask this not for our merit, but so we may spread the joy and peace of Christ. Oh, radiant Mother, we ask this of you. Amen.
God bless you all, signing out, Zac!