WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
Feast of the Presentation of our Lord
Sunday, February 2, 2020
On this day set aside by the Church to remember Consecrated Life, we invited people who attended Holy Mass for coffee, tea, juice and donuts. After refreshing our bodies, we present a short program in keeping with theme about Consecrated Life. We offered it in memory of all those Religious Sisters, Brothers, and Priests who have enriched, and served, the Church and the World in countless ways, over the past centuries and today.
Often, when a person is considering Consecrated Life as a Vocation, One of the first questions he or she asks themselves is: Am I good enough to become a Religious? And, one of the first responses is “I don’t think so.” Fortunately, God, Who sees our thoughts, gives those Whom He is calling, the grace to reconsider and come to trust what can be done WITH GOD’S HELP.
The presentation of “THE CHOSEN VESSEL” followed. The Master was searching for a vessel to use.
On the shelf there were many – gold, silver, brass, crystal, wooden. Every one offered their beauty and usefulness to Master. Yet, Master passed all of them and chose for himself the vessel of clay, empty and broken.
He lifted the vessel of clay;
Mended and cleansed it and filled it that day;
Spoke to it kindly, “There’s work you must do,
Just pour out to others as I pour into you.”
The virtue of HUMILITY is so important to any follower of Jesus—and in any State of Life. It means being truthful about who we are. Made from dust, yes, but gifted by God and richly blessed!