Friday, May 23, 2014

Who called whom

Usually we reading in the gospel today

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you

and we think religious vocation. And while that is true, the verse applies to all people. There is not a person alive who God has not called and is not calling. Whether you "feel called" or not, you are!

And as the verse goes on to explain God not only calls us but has put us here for a purpose "to bear much fruit.".

If you are reading this you already have some degree of faith. You have on some level heard that whispering voice that calls in our hearts. Part of the fruit we all must bear is helping others to hear the voice. Help the to identify the voice, that voice of God who loves them so much.

This reading reminds us that every take we need to take quiet time and just listen to the loving voice of God, calling to each of us, calling us into a deeper and deeper relationship with him. Until we become so attuned to that voice that we can hear it in the midst of any storm. And the crazier the day gets, the more you have to listen for the voice. Let it be the sound that guides you.

Call or text a friend in the storm and remind them to listen for that soothing voice. It is always there. No matter where you go or what you are doing or what is going on around you. The voice of God is calling to you.

Listen then act, and then our actions will always bear fruit.