Being a disciple, a follower of Jesus means “looking” like Jesus. Is there Jesus-like fruit in my life? Does my life look like his in any way at all? He took on our nature to show us the love of the Father, to incarnate what love looks like. Love is more that just words. Real love is “backed up” by action.
So where are the actions that “back up” my discipleship? Recall Jesus words about the last judgement. He takes very seriously my actions on behalf of my fellow human beings, my brothers and sisters in need as being done to himself. So, what am I doing for my brothers and sisters? On judgement day I do want to hear him say to me, “Come beloved of my father…”(Matthew 25:41)
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4 Ways to Take This Offline:
- Think of someone you know that is having a hard time right now (sickness, family problems, etc.) and offer up a prayer for that person.
- Go to your closet and take out two items of clothing and drop them off tomorrow at drop box for the poor/homeless.
- Has someone wronged you? Forgive them in your heart. Ask Jesus to give you the spirit of forgiveness that enabled him to forgive from the Cross on Calvary.
- Do you have a friend or relative who is home bound? Give them a call and say “Hi”, let them know you are thinking of them.
About our Speaker:
Sister Mary Ignatius is a Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angels. She is a native of Los Angeles and entered the convent in 1968. Sister has served her community in a number of various positions and is currently a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville and works as a Pastoral Associate on campus. Links: www.carmelitesistersocd.com; www.facebook.com/CarmeliteSisters/www.twitter.com/Carmelites OCD