*Cluster 4 Household Topic
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear." (Matthew 13:16)
A mother and a baby camel were lying around, and suddenly the baby camel asked, "Mom, may I ask you some questions?" Mother said, "Sure, son! Is something bothering you?" Baby said, "Why do camels have humps?" Mother said, "Well son, we are desert animals. We need the humps to store water for our survival." Baby said, "Okay, then why are our legs long?" Mother replied, "Son, obviously they are meant for walking in the desert."
"Okay, then why are our eyelashes long?" the baby continued. With pride, Mother answered, "My son, our long, thick eyelashes protect our eyes from sandstorms." Baby stopped to think then said, "I see. So if the hump is to store water, the legs are for walking through the desert, and these eyelashes protect our eyes, then what in heaven's name are we doing here at the zoo?"
Funny but the story above challenges us not to put our greatness to waste. God gifted us with so much and He challenges us to be His witness to the world.
Reflection: We are all God's ambassadors. Are you always ready to live this out?
|Source: Ministry of Helps|
In his homily during the noon mass at the CFC Global Mission Center, Fr. Augustine Wyn shared how he was able to evangelize and baptize a mother of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He said it beautifully: "People will not believe what you tell but what you do. Your first message is about you, about your experience of God's great and unconditional love."
It's easy to answer "Yes" to the question posted. After all it's just about a question of readiness. But to be true ambassadors of Christ, we must be able to walk our talk. What we cannot practice in private, we must not preach in public. Challenging. Difficult. But not impossible with the grace of the Lord. :)
By His grace, we can be great, just as He meant us to be. ♥