Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for July 7, 2019.
Description: Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time asks readers: When you think of evangelizers in the Catholic Church, who comes to mind first? In Luke 10, Jesus tells his disciples to ask the “Master” (God the Father) of the “harvest” (conversion to Christ) to send out more “laborers” (evangelizers). And in the next breath, he tells them that they are the laborers and that they must get busy: “Go on your way,” he says.
Clergy and religious are called to be good role models, which will attract new vocations, but the laity are called to serve God with the same zeal and holiness that we expect from priests, because out of families who serve come the holy priests and religious who serve.
Reflection questions invite parishioners to get involved in parish life: Which ministries in your parish are lacking sufficient laborers? If doing the work of God’s kingdom, how can you use your talents to help? If you’re already serving enthusiastically, how can you encourage others to get involved?