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작성자: Sr.Columban 등록일: 2017-06-11 22:58:06 댓글: '0' ,  조회 수: '71'

LITTLE  IS  MUCH  WHEN  GOD  IS  IN  IT


     In Exodus, when God asked Moses to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, Moses was afraid the people would not listen to him or follow him. So God said, "What is that in your hand?" (Exodus 4:2).

     Moses replied, "A rod."

     God went on to use that rod in Moses' hand to - convince the people to follow him,

                                                                    - turn the Nile River into blood,

                                                                    - bring great plagues on Egypt,

                                                                    - part the Red Sea,

                                                                    - perform miracles in the wilderness.


     In Judges 3:31, a relatively unknown person named Shamgar delivered Israel from the Philistines single-handedly.

     How?

     He won a great victory by killing 600 Philistines with nothing more than an oxgoad (a stick sharpened on one  end to drive slow-moving animals).


     Moses' rod and Shamgar's oxgoad, when dedicated to God, became mighty tools. This helps us see God can use what little we have, when surrendered  to Him, to do great things.

     God is not looking for people with great abilities, but for those who are dedicated to following and obeying Him.


     Conventional wisdom questions how much can be accomplished with little. We tend to believe that a lot more can be done if we have large financial resources, talented personnel, and innovative ideas. But these things  do not matter to God.


     Father Blowick undertook the task of appealing to the women of Ireland on behalf of the Chinese people. His enthusiastic address to the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, delivered at the Mansion House, Dublin in 1917, did not fall on deaf ears. Convinced that it was a call to do God's work, "hearing the call" and "saying yes" were the privileged responses of the Women Respondents in 1917, and from then on, to this present day.


     In 1963, the year of Father Blowick's  Ordination Golden Jubilee, his special message to the Missionary Sisters of St. Columban  was, "Fear not little flock, for it has pleased Your Father to give you a kingdom."


     If, we MISSIONARIES, use what little we may have

     To serve the Lord and the People with all our heart

     We will find that He, the Lord, can do great things

     When we, the MISSIONARIES, begin to do OUR  PART.


Little is much when God is in it.


     So let us pray earnestly in this month of the Sacred Heart for all those making choices, for the huge gift of MISSIONARY  VOCATIONS, for MISSIONARIES, FOR PEACE IN THE HEARTS OF ALL PEOPLE, AND FOR PEACE IN ALL NATIONS.