Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thursday after Epiphany: True Mission

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” - Lk 4: 18-19

Christmas and New Year celebrations are ending. Many people are getting back to work. As the spirit of the birth of the Messiah fades away to be replaced with the daily routine, this passage that Jesus read gives a wonderful reminder for people like me about the true mission of our Lord Jesus, mission that he lives fully to the end during his stay with us.

As I am asked to follow our Lord’s steps, I am invited to reflect on my own mission in the world. What is my personal mission statement? As I look around me, I see that every business companies and communities have their own mission statement. And they try to follow it as close as possible. I really believe that each of us somehow incarnates the Word of God and that each of us reflects uniquely one aspect of God. What is the biblical passage, the Word of God that defines me and drives me?

Dear Father, You know me more than anybody because you created me. Tell me, Father, what is Your Word that you invite me to be the incarnation for? I am so overjoyed to understand how unique I am to you, Father. Because of the way you create me and the time, the place and the experiences I live, I am expressing uniquely your Word to the world. Let your Spirit be upon me so you can reveal me my mission in the world as you did for your Son, Jesus.

Reflected by Michel Nam Phan Huy

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