Thank you for this Monday, Lord Jesus Christ.
Remind us on this first day of work that it is the position seeking the person and not the person seeking the position. Remind us of the meaning of vocation that every position and task in our lives is a call from you to serve. Remind us that every position, every authority, every power comes from you and it is always a sharing in your work not for our personal interests.
On this first day of work, St. Paul’s letter to Titus invites us all in the Church and in the civil society to remember that every task, every work, every position you give us is “to set right what remains to be done” (Titus 1:5) to maintain or restore order and harmony among us.
May we heed your warning “things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur.” (Lk.17:1) Many times, sins happen when we desire and get positions not meant for us, inflating our egos, and thus, start lording over everyone. Grant us the humility to always be one in you and with you like St. Josaphat who shed his blood for unity and harmony among the people. AMEN. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022.
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