Baptism is our call to be holy. Do we consider ourselves holy persons? How would we know if we are holy? Our readings for this weekend suggest and encourage us to be just that—holy! In these readings we experience the call to be servants, to be a light to the nations, to give evidence of our attentiveness to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The prophet Isaiah promises Israel that they will become a “light to the nations.” That’s a pretty great calling, a huge commission. What does it mean to us to receive such a commission? How and where do we see our St. Francis faith community commissioned to be a “light”?
Let us pray this weekend that we will be servants, individually and collectively, who say with great integrity and firm resolve, “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”