Monday, May 14, 2007
Feast of St. Matthias - "I chose you"
Today is the Feast of St. Matthias who is chosen(after prayer but by lot!)to be counted with the Apostles.
Jesus, in today's Gospel, says: "You are my friends ... It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain."
We have been chosen; we are to bear fruit and it is God's grace that will allow us, strengthen us, uphold us in our ministry wherever and whatever we are called to be and to do--we are to count on God, not ourselves.
How can I thank for the gift of friendship? How can I deepen my friendship with Jesus today?