God works in littleness

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

28 OCTOBER 2021

30th Thursday of Ordinary Time

WORD of the DAY 

Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. (Luke 6: 12-19)

How shall I live this Word?  

The call of the Apostles as in many other gestures and words of Jesus, reveals His style as sacramental.  The twelve seem a small thing in regard to the needs of the world, but He chooses to work through littleness.  His actions are always sacramental.  In a small sign of life, He gives His whole self as Love.  In sacramentality, the infinite works in littleness.  This is necessary so that God who is infinite  can encounter human beings who are finite, but who are made for the infinite.  Littleness is our possibility for entering into the infinite.

Lord, we carry Your call in our heart. Poverty and littleness in our life do not obscure the greatness of Your presence and of Your choice.

The Voice of  Gideon, 7: 1-8

The Lord said to Gideon: You have too many soldiers with you for me to deliver Midian into their power, lest Israel vaunt itself against me and say, “My own power saved me.” So announce in the hearing of the soldiers, “If anyone is afraid or fearful, let him leave!  Let him depart from Mount Gilead!” Twenty-two thousand of the soldiers left, but ten thousand remained. The Lord said to Gideon: There are still too many soldiers. Lead them down to the water and I will test them for you there. If I tell you that a certain man is to go with you, he must go with you. But no one is to go if I tell you he must not.

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E-mail: srmterzo@gmail.com  Website: www.sanbiagio.org  info@sanbiagio.org  Blog: livingscripture.wordpress.com   Comment by Sr. Monica Gianoli, FMA

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