Sunday, October 21, 2012
World Mission Day
We are all called to be missionaries of love within our ambience ..... how shall I fulfill my mission today?
Hands that soothe a hurt with love
Are smiled upon by God above.
Helping hands, to show they care,
Always do their willing share
Hands of fine dexterity
Can tools of lasting beauty be
Hands that join in fervent prayer
Have appeal beyond compare
Reaching hands toward those in need
Bridge the gap of thought and deed
Hands that give their all and more
Lead the way to Heaven's door
Catherine Janssen Irwin
Faith in God, in this project of love brought about in Christ, is first and foremost a gift and a mystery which must be welcomed in the heart and in life, and for which we must always thank the Lord. However, faith is a gift that is given to us to be shared; it is a talent received so that it may bear fruit; it is a light that must never be hidden, but must illuminate the whole house. It is the most important gift which has been made to us in our lives and which we cannot keep to ourselves.
Extract from Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for World Mission Day 2012