"I CAN'T GET enough people to become lectors and Eucharistic ministers," a director of religious ed and ministry recently lamented. "I put notices in the bulletin; the pastor invites people from the pulpit; I ask people directly; and the answer is always the same: 'Gee, I'd love to but I'm just too busy.'."
Hmm . . . sounds similar to the responses the king received to his wedding invitations in Jesus' parable.
Yes, we are all busy--too busy. The sad thing about our business is that it prevents us from engaging in the things that will actually help us curb our busyness and enrich our lives, such as spending me in prayer, playing with our kids, serving others in our church and community.
Do yourself a favor: Take a deep breath, spend a moment drawing your thoughts toward God, consider God's invitation to the banquet, and say yes--if only to make a short appearance.
You see, once you enter into God's abundance, you will soon find that very few things ma er more to you than service to God and others.
God has graciously offered you the cup of life. Don't let busyness and excuses prevent you from drinking deeply. -Patrice J. Tuohy
Spiritual Thought: Having read the above story, “What will be your response when your God, your Church, your community needs you?” Think about the wedding feast!
Please respond to the generous blessing God has placed in your lives and take NOTHING for granted: God, your Church, your Parish, your family, etc. Be the Blessing not the ungrateful.
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