Mission: Be Patient To Make Kindness

Day 23
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Feast: St. John of Capistrano

Reading: Rom. 8:1-11
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

Mission: Be Patient To Make Kindness

He replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.”
(Luk. 13:8-9)

Apostolic Letter Patris Corde: Working persons, whatever their job may be, are cooperating with God himself, and in some way become creators of the world around us.

We live in a fast-paced world. We can start and finish an action just with one “click”. Need entertainment? Just click any free or paid applications. Want to eat? Just click the “food delivery” menu offering so many tempting discounts. We don’t need to buy and cook the food anymore. Need to chat with friends, family or lovers? Just click the mobile phone with some selections: video call, voice call, chatting. Human life becomes easy and fast, though it might not be qualified.

This fast-pace is also treated to the nature and its content. Exploitation happens everywhere to get instant yield and huge amount in the shortest time. Land is exploited, livestock is injected, food ingredient is faked, those are done for instant result and high profit. Process is no longer a benchmark for result. Quality is not the priority. Food, news, entertainment, business even relationship, all are instant. Humans become the creators of instant things, yet no quality and value.

The changing rhythm of life has transformed humans. At the beginning humans try to adapt for survival. Then they are led to new habits that change their way of thinking and also their response, expectation and ability. We have less focus, reduced resilience and level of survival. Humans of today easily get stressed and depressed compared to humans in ancient time.

Speed tends to cause impatience and anger, wrong interpretation, careless decision and unnecessary conflict. Patience is no longer a golden word that must be maintained and strived for, but it is often considered as a weakness that must be removed, or even turned off.

Remember that even an iron needs to be forged through a long and good process in order to become a sharp and fine sword. A strong and harmonious relationship must be founded on trust and a long time togetherness where we can know and adapt each other. A baby needs a long process to reach adulthood. He needs parents and a patient nanny to take care of him, step by step going through the process, till he can live independently.

God was also patient to His chosen nation, Israel, for 40 years. He waited for them to repent and understand how much He loved them. This long process giving a precious lesson to the Israelites and us, leads us to learn from their history.

Patience should not be removed from our life. In patience we allow the time and process to teach us. In patience of prayer we cultivate hope and develop faith. Through patience we are forged to be silent, penetrating into ourselves, reflecting to look for strength and wisdom from Holy Spirit in facing the challenges of life. Through patience we humble ourselves, admitting that only God’s mercy keeps us living. By looking at Him, we too can learn to be creators who want to use our heart and patiently allow divine intervention in all our work in the world, especially in managing the nature, and not to become a fast-paced human.

Mission: We learn from God to be patient for the good of all. Patience is the key to facing various challenges. (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

JOYFUL MYSTERIES

  1. The Annunciation of the Angel to Mary
    “Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:28b,30b-31)

Prayer is intended for the continent of Asia (yellow beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we come before You, asking for Your grace on our lives, our future, especially for our continent we are living in, the Continent of Asia. Send Your angels as You sent the Angel Gabriel to proclaim the good news of the birth of Your Son to Mother Mary. Enable us to be always grateful for the life You have granted and to rejoice in carrying out the mission that You give to each of us, so that we can be the witnesses of Your joyful tidings, like the Angel Gabriel. May Your joy fill the earth. 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 visitation of Mary to Saint Elizabeth
    “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:42-43)

Prayer is intended for the Continent of Australia and Oceania (blue beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we pray especially for the Australia Continent and Oceania. When Mary visited Elizabeth, she came with love and good news about the coming of the Savior. The meeting eventually became the blessing for both babies in their wombs, and also for the coming mother. We also hope that You would come to visit your people in the Oceania-Australia Continent. Fill the heart of Your people in this continent with hope, so they can give strength and share the good news to each other, especially during the pandemic. And may Your people in this continent be able to take care of each other, as You have always been protecting us. 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 nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem
    “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)

Prayer is intended for the Continent of Europe (white beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we want to present the Continent of Europe. Just like Mary and Joseph could not find a room in the inn, many of our brothers and sisters are currently stranded in adversities and helplessness. Cover this continent which has been experiencing a lot of loss and temptation with your blanket of love that are able to warm every soul. Prepare a safe shelter for all the needs. Shower your grace of joy in everyone’s heart so that every mouth can praise Your name as the God, the source of life and eternal joy. 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 presentation of Jesus to the Temple
    Simeon said unto Mary, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against. Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul.” (Luke 2:34-35)

Prayer is intended for the continent of America (red beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we pray especially for the continent of America. We present this continent before You as the Baby Jesus was presented to You in the Temple. May the continent of America and the people living in there be renewed with Your Spirit. Grow the sense of solidarity, mercy, brotherhood and unity among them. Keep them away from arrogance, selfishness and the desire to dominate others. Enable this continent to build the pillars of prosperity for all creations and bring peace to the world, so that cheers of joy may echo throughout the world. 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 finding of Jesus in the Temple
    “How is that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.” (Luke 2:49-50)

Prayer is intended for the continent of Africa (green beads)
Father, with Mary Mother of Evangelization, Mother of all nations, we pray especially for our brothers and sisters in the continent of Africa. May every longing soul will find You in their seeking of You. For those who are lost and far from You due to suffering and adversities, may they be able to find the way back to you. Guide and bless every step so they may have strength, light of hope and joy of life. Teach every person to always lean on Your will and plan. Make them all Your living witnesses so Your name may be glorified and more souls could be saved. 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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