May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Monica

Learn more about St. Monica: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/082716.cfm

Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong, and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something, so that no human being might boast before God. It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, so that, as it is written, whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.

When you look at the Apostles, you see the truth of this statement. God does not choose the mighty, He chooses those who are the least. He calls you to do His work, not because you know what He wants or how to do it. He calls you because you are open to His word and are willing to be guided and lead by Him. Remember, God does not call the prepared, He prepares those whom He calls.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always be open to your call. Give me the courage to say yes and not count the cost to me, but the need for you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

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