Two things I love? Brunch and friends who inspire me to be a better person. I was able to enjoy both of those things this morning. We talked about Haiti, living out our charisms, saying goodbyes, embarking on new beginnings, and the ways the Lord works through us.
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”
Scripture clearly outlines how we should allow the Lord to work through us… Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. Welcome strangers. Clothe the naked. Care for the ill. Visit the imprisioned. I mean, He gave us the instruction manual. Why, then, is it so darn difficult?
Because I value the order of my life. My schedule. My comforts.
How often do I allow myself to be humbled and led by God?
How often do I place other’s needs above my own?
How often do I let my life get messy?
Not. Often. Enough.
Sure, I got to Mass every Sunday. Sure, I volunteer in my city. Sure, I serve in Haiti. But how often do I let God out of those compartmentalized areas of my life?
I’m looking for some inspiration, friends. What are ways we can all act as Christ in our daily lives?