Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/091614.cfm
Brothers and sisters: As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.
Now the body is not a single part, but many.
Now you are Christ’s Body, and individually parts of it. Some people God has designated in the Church to be, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then, mighty deeds; then gifts of healing, assistance, administration, and varieties of tongues. Are all Apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work mighty deeds? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.
We are all part of Christ’s body, called to use the gifts that He gave us. Our gifts are many and different and all used to glorify the body of Christ. How do you use your gifts? Do you use them for building the body of Christ or to destroy it? If you do not use it as God calls you, you are working against the body of Christ. Use your gifts wisely.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for all the gifts that you have given to me. I try daily to use them for your glory, Lord and pray that I never forget what you have given me. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
We are his people: the sheep of his flock.