Reflection for Jan. 15, 2015

Thursday, January 12, 2017

God's relentless calling

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We are invited to serve, to be holy and to invite others

by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

Throughout our lives we all get chosen for something. Sometimes we might be called to do something we never dreamed of doing. Isaiah tells us: “the Lord has spoken, who formed me as his servant from the womb” (49:5) Paul tells us that we are “called to be holy” (1:2). John the Baptist recognizes Jesus as the “Lamb of God” and says that he saw the “Spirit come down…and remain upon him”(1:33). What does this all tell us?

We, too, have been chosen by our God to be servants, to be holy and to testify that Jesus is indeed the one who came to save us. The Spirit has come upon us and lights our paths as we strive to be holy and to invite others to know Jesus as the Lamb of God.

  • What does it mean to be called to holiness?
  • How do we invite others to “be holy”?

Please pray for those Sisters called to serve in leadership for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross and ask the Spirit to continue in guiding us into the future!


3 Comment(s)

  • Margaret: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Thank you for your inspiring words each and every week. Prayers for all the good sisters of the Holy Cross.

  • Linda: Friday, January 13, 2017

    WoW! There is really ALOT in these few sentences! And so much to ponder in the questions! Layers upon layers of meaning; of truth; of substance ..... For me, the call to holiness is inter-twined (like braided strands of rope, perhaps) within the context of our lived response of loving God ..... and loving neighbor (others), wanting for others the same kind of loving goodness and kindness that we want for ourselves; that God wants for each and all of us. This is an on-going work, a continual and life-long process that carries us into eternity. Knowing this, realizing this, I think, is, itself, part of 'holiness.'

  • Sister Ruth Ann: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Great reflection, Lynne! Nice connection leading to our Chapter of Elections!