Mission: To Serve The Kingdom Of God

Day 20
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Feast : St. Irene of Tomar

Reading : Rom. 6:12-18
Gospel : Luke 12:39-48

Mission: To Serve The Kingdom Of God

“Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.”
(Luk. 12:43)

Apostolic Letter Patris Corde: Work is a means of participating in the work of salvation, an opportunity to hasten the coming of the Kingdom, to develop our talents and abilities, and to put them at the service of society and fraternal communion

An undedicated worker will only be busy and looks actively working when the supervisor is around or when he is supervised. He will will indolent or busy with his personal matter when he is not supervised.
In today’s time we will meet some workers of this mentality. The value of trust, service, dedication and responsibility seems to fade from some people. This is the reason that company owners are complaining in finding good workers. On the other hand, the job seekers complain of the difficulty in finding jobs today.

Sometimes a job is seen as an exchange. I provide my service, time and energy, you pay the salary and wages. What a simple and shallow way of thinking! Some people forget that the service, time and energy they give should be qualified. The qualification is not only about cleverness and ability, but it is the additional value to add into those two points: initiative, responsibility, willingness to give or serve, sincerity, loyalty and is willing to present what is needed. The point is a good worker does not work just as is, but will always to do his best. Instead of expecting the bonus, he will be ready to present extra value.

Working is also an opportunity of self development. I work not only because I “must” work, or because of the salary I receive, but I can find opportunities in a job to learn, develop and be better. At this point, we will not be indolent, waiting for instruction and command, but will be motivated by inner will and creativity to perform the best.

When the master find his worker work with high spirit, willing to give more or explore his potential and be persistent when encountering difficulties, the master will be touched. This kind of worker will not only get the trust from the master, but he will also get a higher position with more responsibility. However, he knows that the more trust he receives, the bigger hope and demand will be required from him. Jesus also mentions this in today’s Gospel, “… Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. Even more will be asked of the person who is supposed to take care of much.” (Luke 12:48)

We are God’s workers in this world. We are demanded to work professionally with high quality of attitude and behavior. We should not be an inferior worker. We have to be highly motivated in working, know very well what we have to do for we know God’s will and use this working as a good opportunity for learning, training our potential, and growing for better. Let’s use the opportunity of working in a company, community or society service and Church wholeheartedly. We present ourselves and work as God’s servants who are always ready and sincere. Do not think of profit and loss. Make our job the chance and grace to serve the Kingdom of God.

Mission: Work of salvation is part of our mission. We are demanded to be always ready in serving the Kingdom of God. (BIL)

(Angel – Pontifical Mission Societies Indonesia)

DAILY DEDICATED PRAYER

Lord, our Father, I present my today prayer, thought, word, work, joy and sorrow in the unity with Your Son, Jesus Christ, who always presents Himself in the Eucharist for the world salvation. May the Holy Spirit, as the soul of Jesus, also lead and give me the strength today so that I am ready to be the witness of Your love.

Together with St. Mary, Mother of Jesus and the Church, I specially present my prayer to our Pope and Indonesian Church prayer apostles of this month:

For Evangelization intention:
Apostles of Missionary: We pray for all the baptised to be involved in proclaiming the Gospel, presenting themselves to carry out the mission and be ready to become the witnesses animating the spirit of Gospel. We pray…

For Indonesian Churches intention:
Clean water: May we be more wise in using the clean water. We pray…

Special Intention for the year of St. Joseph:
Give us an open heart, like St. Joseph, so we may love Mother Mary and her Son for the success of “missio” or mission of restoring human love in responding Father’s mercy. We pray…
Amen

MISSIONARY ROSARY PRAYER

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

  1. The Resurrection
    “The angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.” (Matt. 28:5-6)

Prayer is intended for the continent of Asia (yellow beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we pray for ourselves in the continent of Asia. Today’s situation of life is uncertain, as if we lose the security of life. Sometimes we become scared and worried due to this sudden change of life. Please enable us to rise, as Jesus rose in defeating the death. May we be able to rise from fear, worry, despair and the fall of our faith to a better future. May the new life illuminate all the continent of Asia with the light of hope and Your salvation. And at the end we are allowed to have the grace in Your name. We ask this through the intercession of Lord Christ and our Savior. Amen.

Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all Nations, pray and protect us, your children!

  1. The Ascension
    “When he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. ‘Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.’” (Acts 1:9-11)

Prayer is intended for the continent of Australia & Oceania (blue beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, at the moment we are directing our sight only to You. We specially pray for the continent of Oceania-Australia. May You give strength and protection to everybody who believes in You in struggling their lives. You have risen Your Son, Jesus, to heaven and glorified Him after been through suffering, misery and death. May You lift all heart and soul of Your people in the continent of Oceania-Australia, relieve all the adversities and sufferings of their lives, and strengthen their hope and faith in the glory You bestow on those who remain faithful to You. We ask this through the intercession of Lord Christ and our Savior. Amen.

Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all Nations, pray and protect us, your children!

  1. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
    “Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting […] and they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts. 2:2.4)

Prayer is intended for the continent of Europe (white beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we ask for the coming of Your Holy Spirit, especially in the continent of Europe. May your people in the continent of Europe always get the guidance of your Holy Spirit in the difficult time during the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to stay unwavering in their faith and have compassion to the needs. Share the Spirit of Knowledge and Wisdom which can help to direct their mind and heart to make You the source of hope and joy in all adversities and trials in the world. May Your spirit always renew every heart and guide Your people’s faith in the continent of Europe. We ask this through the intercession of Lord Christ and our Savior. Amen.

Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all Nations, pray and protect us, your children!

  1. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with them. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thess. 4:14.17)

Prayer is intended for the continent of America (red beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we present the continent of America into Your hands. Just as Mother Mary is assumed into heaven, lift up every heart of the people in the continent of America, so they can unite in entire communion with You through unwavering faith. Give comfort to those who are in loss of their beloved ones. Strengthen their faith so they can keep on believing that with Jesus who died and rose again, the death will be risen and taken up to heaven. And we in this world will be waiting for our time to join You in our eternal life. We ask this through the intercession of Lord Christ and our Savior. Amen.

Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all Nations, pray and protect us, your children!

  1. The Coronation and the Blessed Virgin Mary
    “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev. 12:1)

Prayer is intended for the continent of Africa (green beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we come before You to present the continent of Africa. Look at Your people in this continent, who get many problems, conflicts, injustice, poverty and disease. Grant them the sign of hope to strengthen the fragile faith and despairing heart. With the example of Mother Mary, may Your people in the continent of Africa are able to live in obedience and surrender to Your will. We hope You will bestow the crown of glory on every crying heart. May they get back their dignity as human beings loved by You and the creation equal to each other. We ask this through the intercession of Lord Christ and our Savior. Amen.

Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all Nations, pray and protect us, your children!

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