Monday, May 9, 2011

The Work of God

People in today's Gospel (John 6: 22-29) were impressed with the miracles of Jesus. In fact, they wanted to be able to do them as well. "What can we do to accomplish the works of God?" The answer must have surprised them. Rather than instruction about how they could perform miracles, Jesus tried to make them realize that the "work of God" for them was different than for Him. God's work for them was to "believe in the one he sent".
You see, each of us has a different way that we are called to do the will of God. But the starting point for all Christians has to be belief in Jesus Christ. Once we understand that our faith in Christ is the foundation, we will no longer want to try and be God ourselves, but rather recognize the honor and dignity we have as children of God. And then we will have an easier time discerning the work that God in mind for each one of us. When I start each day, I need to remind myself that I am not God, but i am a child of God. Because of that, God has something special in mind for me today. Relying on His help, I need to strive to discover God's will for me today and try to accomplish it. This is indeed a mighty task, and one that will lead to everlasting rewards. Relying on God's help, let's all believe in Jesus Christ as the One sent from God, and follow His example in striving to do God's will each and every day.

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