“Here I am Lord, I have come to do your will!” Have we really prepared ourselves to make that statement ? In making that statement we are not telling God we will do what he asked after the pandemic is over, or next month, or even tomorrow. To make that statement we are saying we are ready to do as he asks NOW. To follow him immediately in whatever he asks. Perhaps we had better rethink how we are prepared to do his will.
Samuel eventually responds, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” To do the will of the father we have to listen intently to what he is asking of us. 2021 can be the greatest year of your life, if you listen. Will you sleep through 2021, or will you wake up and answer God’s call as did Samuel ?
If we knew what was going to happen in 2021, we might fall on our knees in prayer. But we do know what we read in 1 Cor.2:9 to be true: “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
So stay awake !!
St. Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.