Monday of the 4th Week of Eastertide
I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full
I have seen how pet owners take good care of their pets. This is especially so when they are very young and the owner has seen the pet grow up. The pet trusts in the owner’s decisions and willingly obeys whatever the pet asks. In the same way, God our creator, calls us to a plan which we are unaware of in our lives. This plan requires us to trust in God in faith and love.
The sheep of the Good Shepherd will listen to the voice of the Lord. This is sometimes difficult for us to do, especially since we do not know what is the plan God has for us. The world we live in demands that we live in certainty. This comes in the form of endless confirmations, reducing risk and uncertainty and sometimes even doubting what God has called us to do.
The mystery of the Christian faith asks that we trust in God’s plan for us, and that we allow Him to act in our lives. We may not know what to expect, but we can trust in God that He has the best plans for us. In the world we live in, it is difficult for us to surrender our will to the Father because what He wants from us is different from what we want. Let us take it to the Lord in prayer today to see what God calls us to do, and then let us be courageous to accept this call.
(Today’s OXYGEN by Nicholas Chia)
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray for the strength to accept your will.
Thanksgiving: We give thanks for all who continue to show us how to live our life as Christian.