Hi again from the sunflower state! Now I have traveled on to visit our Sisters and young women at Benedictine College, my alma mater too! What a joy to visit the campus again and to see the changes and growth of the school.
Along with talking with some beautiful young women, I was here to support my Sister as she played her Music Senior Recital. She had to play the piano for an hour, music memorized! It was amazing. As she was playing I was thinking about how the Lord cannot be outdone in generosity. Here is a young woman who has given her life for the service of the Lord. When she entered the convent 7 years ago, she placed her gifts and talents and LIFE at the foot of the cross. She surrendered (and continues to do so) her will to the Will of the Lord. Yes, she entered because the Lord called and she responded with offering everything. Did she know she would be able to study music, one of her loves? No. Did she think she would be playing a senior recital for her family and fellow Sisters seven years later? No. Did this lack of knowledge of what gifts she would be asked to use keep her from following the Lord? No. She still said yes. She followed regardless of whether her natural gifts and talents would be used or not. Yet, the Lord is greater in His love for her, for you, and me. He sees her sacrifice, your sacrifice, my sacrifice, and pours out His love upon us. For now, He has asked Sister to use her gift of music to serve Him.
What are you willing to offer to the Lord? He cannot be outdone in generosity.