June 10, 2015
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.
Not that of ourselves we are qualified to take credit
for anything as coming from us;
rather, our qualification comes from God,
who has indeed qualified us as ministers… (2 Corinthians 3:4-6)
We lack confidence to evangelize, don’t we? Who are we to speak on God’s behalf? Who are we to spread the Gospel message?
St. Paul tells us in today’s first reading: We are not qualified on our own, but through God. The very fact that God has called us, commissioned us, serves as our qualification. The part we play is in answering that call. We can move forward in confidence knowing that we are doing God’s work, with His stamp of approval.
“You don’t have to be worthy: you have to be willing.” – St. Padre Pio