AT THE SIGHT OF THE CROWDS, HIS HEART WAS MOVED WITH PITY FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY WERE TROUBLED AND ABANDONED, LIKE SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD. MT 9:32-38
Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus,
and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke.
The crowds were amazed and said,
“Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
But the Pharisees said,
“He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages,
teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom,
and curing every disease and illness.
At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them
because they were troubled and abandoned,
like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.” MT 9:32-38
When we are troubled and feel abandoned, Jesus continues to look at us with pity. His heart is always moved for those who need His help. Everyone sins and suffers. Jesus is the cure. When we live for Jesus and allow the Spirit to guide our lives we, too, are called to help those in need. Jesus wants us to ask God to send out laborers for His harvest. This is the call of the baptized. When we allow God to transform us through His grace, we put on the armor of God and prepare for battle. Our faith is not a faith to be kept to ourselves.
Pray for an increase in vocations to religious life and the priesthood. Pray for our bishop and all priests and religious. Pray for marriages and raising children to be laborers for the harvest. Pray for all of those who pass on the faith in their homes, schools, and communities. This is our time God has given to us as a gift, we only get one shot. We must be formed in the faith, then sow it in as many souls as God puts us in contact with. We are called to do it in the people He put around us in this place right now. May others see the face of Christ in you when they are troubled and abandoned.
Today’s challenge: Thank those who have passed on the faith to you. Ask God to strengthen us to be good laborers for the faith in our everyday lives.
Be a servant, become a saint!