Thought of the Day January 5, 2017

By 9:25 AM

“Everyone who breathes, high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman, has a mission, has a work. We are not sent into this world for nothing; we are not born at random; we are not here, that we may go to bed at night, and get up in the morning, toil for our bread, eat and drink, laugh and joke, sin when we have a mind, and reform when we are tired of sinning, rear a family and die. God sees every one of us; He creates every soul, . . . for a purpose. He needs, He deigns to need, every one of us. He has an end for each of us; we are all equal in His sight, and we are placed in our different ranks and stations, not to get what we can out of them for ourselves, but to labor in them for Him. As Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.”  (St. John Neumann) Am I fulfilling my mission? When I face God in eternity, will he say, "Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter  into the kingdom prepared for you by my Father"? Or will he say, "Depart from me, for I do not know you"? What are our priorities? It is important for our eternal salvation that we do not forget why we have been created, given a mission, blest in so many ways. We belong to the Lord. We are his servants. We should be longing to see his face.

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