I am so excited to write this post! For one, “God answered a prayer!” Another, “I love the way He answered it!”
On February 28th Reinkat, http://reinkat.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/lenten-reflection/ did a post with excerpts from a book written by Mary Sharon Moore. It is from the “Seven Last Words and Eight Words of Easter.” I urge you all to go and read, if you have not.
What the post dealt with were questions we would ask ourselves regarding “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” One of them dealt with our own “mission being clear enough to us.” Clear enough that we could say with Christ, “It is finished.” I realised when I read this, I had “no clear understanding of my mission?” So I begin to pray, “Lord please tell me what my mission is?” It felt like I was in “oblivion” as to what my mission was for God, and I was becoming so bewildered. I got my answer, “Thanks be to God!”
Always through Lent I take the time to “re-consecrate” myself to the Blessed Mother. This year I am using a book called, “Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ Through Mary.” “According to St. Louis De Montfort.” by - Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM (Wonderful book!)
Today when reading the Scripture taken from John 17:14-19, the “reflection” on it was, “Jesus tells us that we have a “mission of being light for the world,” not slaves of the world. In your daily life, how can you more effectively be a light for others?”
I knew then I had my answer for what my “mission is.” Just to be “light for the world.”
You know sometimes we make it extremely hard, our “mission for God.” Sometimes we have no clue as to what that mission is. When we get down to it, all Jesus is asking of us, “Is to love others, and through us, let His light shine on the world.” It only takes a “heart” and “love” to accomplish it!
God Bless, SR