Matching The Worker To The Work
July 16 9 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time € I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores. Amos 7:14
In his own search for disciples, Jesus made no attempt to match credentials or expertise with the tasks to be accomplished. On the contrary, whether one had been a fisherman or a tax collector, lack of experience seems to have been no problem when it came to preaching and healing.
This is -also true of us. When Jesus sends us out as he sent out the Twelve, he does not ask for letters of reference; instead, he commissions us in his name, vesting us with his power. Our task is to open ourselves to the movement of the Spirit within.
Overlook our unworthiness, Lord, that your Spirit may work through us and in spite of us.
Jesus, teach us the way of humility, the path of holiness.
Amos 7:12-15 0 Psalm 85:9-14 9 Ephesians 1:3-14 Matthew 6:7-13