Is. 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps. 147:1-6; Mt. 9:35, 10:1, 5-8
“The harvest is good but laborers are scarce. Beg the harvest master to send our laborers to gather the harvest.” Mt. 9:37-38
Millions of people have been praying for generations, including our parents, grandparents, people of good will and faith, and all creation has been united in this one ceaseless prayer to the Creator of the universe to send laborers who will bring about Peace, harmony and tranquility. This prayer has been answered, our birth is a result of their prayers, longing and endless sacrifices. The Creator of the world has endowed us with all the qualities we need to work for the reign of God. We have received the free gift of our life and vocation because others have prayed for us. We share this free gift of self in joy to bring about healing and wholeness and to build environmental ecology and ecology of the heart.
Thank you, God of Love, for the free gift of my life and vocation.
Today’s Advent reflection is by Nalini Meachariyill, SCN, Kanye, Botswana
Drawing by Olive Pinto, SCN, Lobatse, Botswana, now in Mokama, India