May 30 -The Most Holy Trinity
One of the things that Fr. James and I do is to take turns at being “on call” to respond as soon as possible to various pastoral emergencies. It is a rare occasion that both of us are unable to respond quickly to a pastoral emergency. But, did you realize that you are “on call” too? On this feast of the Most Holy Trinity, we celebrate the mystery that God: Father, Son, and Spirit, has called us into an intimate relationship of love; has made us God’s own daughters and sons. But that relationship is a two way street. Not only do we expect things from God, but God expects things from us. God made us. God saves us. God sends us. God has a plan for the world, and we are part of that plan. That is why as sons and daughters of God we must always be ready to hear the word “Go” – “Go” is the word that God uses when there is something for us to do. The disciples hear the word in today’s gospel. “Go and make disciples of all the nations.” But this command does not only apply to the first disciples. It applies to all disciples. It applies to us. We must be ready to go.
To what God is sending you I cannot say, but the fact that God is sending you is not in doubt. Sending is what God does to God’s daughters and sons. God make us. God saves us. God sends us. If you want to know to what God is sending you, all you need to do is listen. We wake up each day and we plan our own schedule. First I’ll do this, then I’ll do that, and if there’s time, I’ll fit this in. But do any of us in all honesty ask the question, “Lord, is there anything you want me to do today?”
I dare you to ask that question! Whether you’re in the fourth grade or you’ve just retired, whether you’re married or you’re single, whether you’re healthy or you’re sick – I dare you to ask, “Lord, is there anything you want me to do today?” I promise you that if you ask, God will answer. It may be in that moment, or an hour later, or a day later, but if you ask, you will hear God say, “Go.” “Go to that person at work and tell him or her….” “Go to your friend and ask him/her…….” “Go to the phone and call……” “Go to your spouse….Go to your daughter…..Go to your neighbor….and do this.”
God has a plan for this world. You are part of that plan. As sons and daughters of God we must always be ready to be sent. Christians are always “on call.” So ask the question, “Lord is there anything you want me to do today?” If you ask, God will answer, and you will soon find yourself going forth to do your Father’s will.
Have a blessed week!