That’s a darn good question, isn’t it? By this time, most of us have figured out that serving the Lord doesn’t necessitate moving to a more sweltering ‘clime’, and picking up leprous people, though that’s certainly a wonderful thing to do. No….we know that, mostly, He intends for us to serve Him in the life we’re already in the middle of. But it’s hard to know exactly what service to Him is supposed to look like for us.
To be frank, the saints don’t help. We look at their lives, and what they did,, and we think, “Never! I’ll never be able to be that, or do that!” (Cue God; looking away, disappointed.) Not only that, but the saints tended to die young, and badly. Another reason we might be a little cool on the idea of striving for sainthood.
There is good news and bad news on the “saint thing’’. The “bad” news is that we can’t get into Heaven unless we’re a saint. (Cue; silent weeping, and pleading accompanied by many votive candles.) But luckily, the good news is really good! The saints did so many different things….they served the Lord in so many varied ways. But every single saint had one thing in common, and that one thing what made them a saint. You see, being a saint isn’t about what you DO. It’s about Who you love. Every single saint did one thing…..they fell in love, and then they followed their Beloved wherever He led. That’s it! You WILL BE a saint if you do that….fall in love.
So, how do we fall in love? Listen to the story, and you’ll find out.
4 Ways to Take This Offline:
- What is the “tomb” that keeps you in the cold, dark of shame, self-condemnation, regret? Jesus is there with you, and has been since you were closed up in the anguish. Will you let Him begin to roll away the stone by allowing Him to forgive you?
- Are you willing to share your own story? How you discovered that Jesus was there, and that He wanted you “resurrected”?
- Did you know that Jesus can change the past? He doesn’t change the circumstances, but He can change how they live in you. He can help you stand in a different place, so the echoes of those events can begin to sound like blessing instead of affliction. Will you let Him “make all things new”?
- Jesus said to Gabrielle Bossis, in the extraordinary little book, He and I (Lui et Moi)……”If you wish to offer me a sacrifice, don’t look at your suffering….look at My joy!” Shall we? Let’s let the suffering in our day today take a little vacation, and let’s LOOK AT HIS JOY!
About our Speaker:
Sally Robb went to Yale, graduated, got married, and had six kids. Along the way, she got a Masters in Theology, and is in the middle of another one. She has her degrees hanging over her washing machine so she can remember that for $400K, you, too, can know when to put in the Downy. Sally co-hosted Morning Air and Mary’s Touch on Relevant Radio. She now hosts Thread of Grace on Catholic Radio International….www.