Yes, we all are called to be missionaries of the mission of God. We all are called to serve each other with love, joy and humility to imitate the Son of the living God as the Scripture says: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;” 1 Peter 5: 2
The beauty of the mission of God is that every human being is invited to take part on it; nobody is excluded because we all belong to the same mystical body of Jesus Christ. We all are one family, one community, who needs to love and serve each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Service is a road to heaven! In the mission of our Creator, everybody has a special place to serve, so if we respond to the call of service, we will see the wonders of the Almighty God in our lives.
God is a loving Father who always provides and takes care of us not only with material things for our physical body but also with spiritual food for our soul; He will never abandon us! The Lord showers upon us his graces to strengthen our souls to be able to contribute to his kingdom. If we make God as the center of our lives, we will have God’s favor as the Bible says: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. ” Psalm 23: 1
We all are invited to grow deep in our faith and became a person of pure heart to be able to see not only what God does for us but also to see what we can do for God and his mission. We all need to nurture our faith to become like the great apostle Peter, the friend and faithful servant of the Messiah, who immediately followed the Good Shepherd without hesitation. Mathew 4: 20
Peter, the disciple with a pure heart, was blessed with a heavenly revelation to give Jesus Christ the answer that makes the King of kings very happy. When the Good Shepherd asked Peter: 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Mathew 16:15. Peter recognized who the Son of Man really was, deeply loved and served the Jesus Christ with joy and humility.
What a divine revelation was granted to the apostle Peter by God the Almighty!! God blessed Peter for his deep faith, his love for Jesus Christ, and for his pure heart.
Let us pray for the grace of a pure heart to see who really Jesus is, and for the grace to work with love, joy and humility for God’s mission.
May we all have a blessed Lent!