May 3, 2009

The Harvest is Great but Workers are Few...

It is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. A day when we pause to recognize that there is much to be done in God's Vineyard, and few indeed to do it.

It's not a call to work, although there is work.

It's a call to give one's life to the Lord and to His people; a call to build up the kingdom of God in myriad ways. It's call to love; a call to pray.

There is much to be done. A world in need of Christ. A world in need of mercy. A world wracked by war and poverty and ignorance - and, most sadly, a world where the Lord of all is forgotten.

Love is not loved.

St. Francis used to weep that God was not known, was not loved. Our world even more resolutely ignores Him and the price is paid by every one of us.

Today is a day to pray for soldiers of Christ, for servants of God, for men and women on fire with the love of the Lord, willing to spill out their lives in His love, in His service.

Is that your call?

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