Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our offering

Fra Angelico, Presentation of the Lord

On this Feast of the Presentation of the Lord when Mary and Joseph offered Christ to God in the temple, I think it's fitting to think about the things that the Lord is calling each one of us to offer to Him.

Our Lady and St. Joseph showed such obedience and gratitude in their Presentation of the Lord. Through their witness we can be inspired to give back to God what He has given to us -- in gratitude, in obedience, and most of all, in a surrendering love.

And you know what?

Whatever He is calling us to offer Him is probably not glamorous at all. It might be specific daily struggles, personal weaknesses, frustrations with difficult people, illness, worries, you name it.

But it is through this offering that our holiness is born.

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