Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/012917.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.”
The Lord does not call the prepared, He prepares those He calls. Those He calls are not necessarily the wealthiest, the smartest, or the most efficient. He calls those that He know will do His work effectively. So when you feel that the Lord is calling you, do not be afraid to say yes. Trust in the Lord and you will do His will.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you prepared me for the task you that you had chosen for me. When I said yes, you lead me to places I never expected to go and it has been a joyous ride. In Jesus’ holy name I thank you for choosing me and Holy Mother I thank you for giving me the courage and example to say Yes, Amen!
Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs! Alleluia!