God's ultimate power – the power to save

I would call it a weakness in me, but every time I hear the story of the shepherd who leaves the 99 sheep to search after the lost sheep, I cannot help but think of the poor economics at work. Why leave the 99, 99 percent of your flock, for one sheep who may have already been killed by a wolf. Truth is, the gospel is not always logical. It is not logical for a God of justice to temper that with mercy. It is an act of love. And searching out the lost sheep is a completely different story when I am the one God is seeking. Use this season of advent to allow yourself to be found by God.

God can do magnificent things with you – Let Him

Can you imagine how overwhelmed the Blessed Mother was when the angel appeared to her? Or the amazement of Elizabeth when she became pregnant? This weekend a Christian Brother, a martyr, was beatified. Could he have ever imagined he would grow up to give his life for his faith in Jesus? What of you? God can do magnificent things with you. Let Him.

Not a last-minute haphazard plan

God has a plan for you. How often do we hear these words? God has a plan for us. We know it. But do we really let the power, length and breadth of God’s plan sink in? God’s plan for us is eternal, infinite and magnificent. God’s plan takes us beyond who we are today. But do we really reflect on our relationship with God, and are we willing to go wherever God leads us? Each year the Church gives us the season of Advent to listen. Will you?

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