19Oct Mission Impossible – or is it?

Seamus Ahearne gives his thoughts on "mission" informed by his own life experiences.
"I’m a believer:
My Mission here may distract me, out to the byways and highways where the Church is forgotten and where the gibberish of sacred language is irrelevant. But I cannot go out there, unless I am enjoying the living God, where I am. I need to be taking off my shoes, seeing the burning bush, hearing the gentle breeze and finding the teasing- God of the caster-oil plant (Jonah.) I need to be telling people and showing people that God and Church, isn’t like the scarcely remembered version, which is a caricature of the Christ-picture from the Gospels. But I shouldn’t tell anyone, anything, if I am not alive myself. Possibly, the only Mission I have now, is to create some kind of oasis, where the refreshment of God, makes a little sense in the desert of our modern world. I have to do this with total humility and must exude some personal serenity, believing that nothing can ever happen, that is beyond the goodness and love of God. Mission now might just mean: Believing and living as if I/we believe."

19Oct 19 October. Thursday, Week 28

Saint Paul of the Cross, priest (opt mem.);
Saints John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, martyrs (opt mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 3:21-30

All have sinned, but are freely justified by faith in Jesus Christ

But now, apart from law, …




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