Elegido para una misión

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XV Domingo Ordinario, Año B: 15 Julio 2012
Am 7, 12-15; Sal 84; Ef 1, 3-14; Mc 6, 7-13

¿Cómo quieres estar después de 10 años? ¿Dónde quieres estar, y qué quieres estar haciendo? ¿Quién quieres ser, y con quiénes? ¿Qué tipo de éxito quieres? ¿Y cómo alcanzarás ese éxito—por medio de qué fuerzas, habilidades, o recursos? ¿Qué misión personal quieres cumplir? ¿A quién quieres agradar? ¿Quién quieres ser después de 10 años?

Quizá sabes las respuestas exactas; o quizá ya tienes sólo una idea vaga, que podrías clarificar por un tiempo de reflexión. Es muy humano tener un sentido de identidad y de dirección. (more…)

Called, chosen, and changed

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: July 15, 2012
Amos 7:12-15; Ps 85; Eph 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where do you want to be, and what do you want to be doing? Who do you want to be? What will count as success? And how will you reach that success—what strengths, skills, resources will you draw upon? What personal mission will you be accomplishing? Who will be pleased and proud of you? Who do you want to be in 10 years?

If you have worked through certain seminars or methods in priorities and time management, you may already have those questions precisely answered and right on the tip of your tongue. If not, you surely have some idea of the answers within you and could work them out with some thought and reflection. It’s pretty basic to being human to have a sense of identity and direction. (more…)

God does not ask us to be successful, but to be faithful

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Nov. 14, 2010
Mal 3:19-20; Ps 98:5-9; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

Looking at the Temple, Jesus said, “The days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone.” The Temple building and complex where he was standing were magnificent. King Herod the Great had started a great reconstruction and expansion of the Temple and indeed the Temple Mount itself some 46 years earlier [John 2:20], and at the time Jesus was standing there it wasn’t even complete yet. And so we hear that people around him were admiring the costly stones that they saw. How could it ever fall, in that kind of destruction? And yet Jesus was right. Just about 40 years after he said these words, the Roman forces were responding to the Jewish rebellion in the Holy Land, and they captured Jerusalem, and burned the Temple, and leveled the walls of the Temple and of the city, all the way down to the ground. (more…)