My Dear People,
If God is all powerful, omnipotent, and all knowing, why would He seek us? Yet that is what Jesus did as He began His mission here on Earth. Our Lord did not seek out the brightest and best. He sought those whose hearts were open and ready. All of the Holy Apostles had sinned and were broken. None were perfect. But Jesus chose to use their imperfections to glorify His Father in heaven.
As Jesus walked along the Sea of Galilee, he called to Peter and Andrew. They were brothers who owned their own business. Matthew tells us that they immediately left their boat, and their father to follow Him. What could Jesus have said or done that would cause them to make such a radical change? We do not now for sure, but we do know that they did not hesitate to respond.
Jesus calls each of us by name at Baptism, just as He will when we die. Like the Holy Apostles we are weak and sinful. But will we hesitate when He calls? What must we do to softened our hearts that we may hear Him calling us? Pray to the Holy Spirit to know when Jesus speaks. He promised to teach us all things, until the Second Coming. Trust in your gifts and use them to glorify Our Lord.
Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada
May we always be ready to hear and serve the Lord as His Faithful Stewards.