Today’s reading is a teaching we have heard a thousand times. It is the story of God asking us to serve. He calls us to be servants without hesitation or reservation. The call of the Lord can be so subtle. A whisper in a crowded room. Those who choose to listen reap the most amazing benefits. Just as Sarah bore a child in old age do we receive the most seemingly impossible, but wonderfully divine and satisfying benefits.
When I first moved to Indianapolis IN I was still at a period in my life where I was in college extension mode, trying to stay as young as possible for as long as possible. Part of my attempt to stay young involved my immature and unsupported reasoning for not going to church. During my first year and a half and a series of events both life changing and unfortunate I began to feel a pull back towards the church. Yet, against my better judgment continued in my ignorance.
About a year ago, I heard my whisper. It was like I was at a concert standing next to the giant speaker and I was lost. I was looking around, reaching out for something to hold onto but falling down, failing. This is when I saw a glimmer of hope, a motivation to stand up and walk towards reason and understanding.
Upon such an epiphany I was able to pick myself up and choose to listen to what God was asking of me. My whisper brought me to the Christ Renews His Parish ministry. Where I was able to learn about the community of faith that never excludes and always reminds of God’s love. I was able to arrive at God’s doorstep hand in hand with my sisters and invite others in behind me.
It doesn’t matter if you’re being called to a silent ministry such as adoration, or a group ministry such as Sacristy. The revelation is of God’s love and is that of eternal nature.
Choose to listen, choose to hear, choose to serve; and revel in God’s loving glory.