Sunday, February 10, 2013

5th Sunday in ordinary time, C

We are God's servants

 Luke 5:1-11


The first reading resonates with the words we utter before we receive communion, "Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof ..."

St. Peter also said it, "Get away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man ..."

But this is not the core of the message.  What's more significant is that despite our weaknesses and unworthiness, God still pours his Spirit and his assurance ... "See, this has touched your lips, your sins are purged." God transformed our unworthiness into worthiness.  How do we reach that state of becoming worthy for the Lord?

First, be docile to God's will, not our own.  It is God's will that everyone lives, why should we have no time for it?  Our will is focused on our own while God's will is focused on all people.

Second, God's will is entrusted to us to carry them out, have we treated ourselves as God's servants?

God's will enables us to see who we are: messengers of the Lord and fishers of men.  This is our task.

We are unworthy.  But now, God makes us worthy people to serve Him.  Now, serve him as trusted servants.

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