WEDNESDAY, FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER
THEME: GOD’S CHOICE AND THE CALL TO MISSION.
The mandate to evangelise is a call of the spirit. Everybody cannot do everything. Our parts in the mission of Christ is given as the Spirit leads. And he who is sent must take care not to project himself. Rather, he must deliver the message of him who sent him following the required directions.
” _While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘ set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.”_
The Holy Spirit is the actual sender. Every true messenger of the Gospel must open himself or herself to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Without his guidance,no mission will be successful.
More so, it is clear fact that human knowledge comes with limitations, but divine wisdom is profitable to those who gives God their listening ears. It is a great blessing to be spiritually tuned.
” _He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority; for the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know his commandment is eternal life.”_
As God the Father sent the Son, He equally sends all who will believe in Him through the Son.
To follow Christ is believe in Him and believe in the one who sent him.
Let us pray therefore that the Holy Spirit will animates us to hear God’s voice in our lives and any time he speaks to us through others. Let us pray that he will constantly pour his words into our hearts. And since there are fake identities in the world who propagate their own tenets and claim to be talking in God’s name, let us put on our spiritual binocular that none of them will deceive us and make us sons and daughters of perdition. Amen.
Peace be with you.
Rev Fr Femi Victor Orilua, CSSp.