Thursday, August 08, 2013

A Thought for Thursday 8/8/13

“There are no original ideas.  There are only original people.”  Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Consistent with the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, we should know there is “nothing new under the sun”.  Aside from technology, this is true of human nature; even with technology, it should be seen that we still try to accomplish essentially the same things.  Technology is only a means to a familiar end.

We, however, are not the same.  As the Scriptures point out, we are each “fearfully and wonderfully made”; that is, with utmost respect are we conceived of by our Holy Father, and with the greatest care are we each endowed with certain spiritual gifts.  With these gifts we are called forward in our unique vocation, regardless of what that vocation may be.  And make no mistake; it does not have to be a uniquely “religious” vocation by which we work to glorify our Holy Father and show the world the power of Divine Love even by our meager hands.

Be who you are, but be who you are within the greater context of what you have been “fearfully and wonderfully made” to be.  And remember above all things: in that greater context it is not about “you” as an individual.  It is all about the Lord and serving Him by serving His beloved, just as Jesus did – in that Divine Image in which we are all created.



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