With His Stamp of Approval

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

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2 thoughts on “With His Stamp of Approval

  1. Deacon Rick, Know that the Holy Spirit is definitely working through you, if only as a personal messenger to me! I’ve been struggling lately because I don’t feel I am evangelizing my own children with any proven result. I’ve even written it down to discuss with my Spiritual Director, …. and then you send this!

    Thanks for all you do. I’ve learned so much from your blogs and always look forward to reading them! Therese

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    Therese Hartley Volunteer Coordinator/Stewardship Department 7575 Holliday Drive East Indianapolis, Indiana 46260 (317) 259-4373 x 248 (317) 254-3210 Fax E-mail:thartley@stluke.org Web: http://www.stluke.org

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