As we come to the close of the “Bread of Life discourse” in John’s gospel, we reach a moment of truth – do we accept AND embrace His teachings and His call to us? Even when it is hard? Even when we don’t understand? Even when others may ridicule us? Do we do so with both our words and actions? Do we listen for His voice, or do we try to insert ours? In short, do we come humbly before our Lord?
As Vincentians, humility is at the very center of our call and response to God. We are called to come humbly before Him and before those He brings to us both in our ministry and daily living. Do I always look to the Lord for guidance in all decisions? Do I joyfully submit to His will? Do I seek the path of humility by saying Yes to God at all times?
Lord Jesus, give me a heart of total acceptance. Let humility become my robe of daily living. Allow me to seek nothing but your will in all things – even when they are hard. For you are the source of all things and you have the answers for life. I seek no other place to be. We pray all of this in your name. Amen