Posted by: livingscripture | December 6, 2014

First Saturday of Advent

From the Word of the Day

“At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.”

 (Mt 9:36)           

 How should we live this WordJesus sends the ap. to preach

Full of compassion, God bends over human misery to relieve it and propose a better future and a joyful rebirth.  People are like sheep without a shepherd, discouraged and deluded in the desert of life.  Jesus not only takes care of them, but gives His disciples the ability to cast out demons and cure infirmities.  Therefore, He solicits His disciples to be compassionately present and to restore dignity to human beings, helping them with all the means at their disposition, at least with understanding and nearness.

Today as well, Jesus invites us to participate in His compassion and continue His mission to save everyone, to feel responsible, praying the Father to send workers into His harvest.   We are to give and share generously what we are and what we have in order to be missionaries and spread the Gospel message.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to give me a more compassionate heart that sees the needs of my brothers and sisters and seeks to help them. 

Help me Lord to be a credible witness of Your goodness and of Your compassion.  Help me to bring joy and truth to those who are dejected by suffering and error.

The voice of Raoul Follereau, Modern Witness of Charity 

You happiness lies in the good you do, in the joy you spread, in the smiles you make blossom, in the tears you have dried.

 

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