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Saturday, March 8, 2014

ECUMENICAL SHARING AT LENT: A wonderful icon of Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, written byTobias Haller+, along with San Romero's wise words:

A wonderful icon of Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, written byTobias Haller, along with San Romero's wise words:
A Future Not Our Own

It helps now and then to step back and take a long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.
Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of
saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession
brings perfection, no pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives include everything.

This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one
day will grow. We water the seeds already planted
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects
far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of
liberation in realizing this.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning,
a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the
difference between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not
messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.
From Journey with Jesus.
Thanks to Wounded Bird
Thanks to June Butler
Thanks to Fr. Tobias Haller, sidebar
In A Godward Direction, sidebar

http://thewoundedbird.blogspot.com/2014/03/archbishop-oscar-romero-saint-for-today.html




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1 comment:

  1. As we approach the 34th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero, you might be interested in the music video we have produced to honor his legacy. You may view the video at http://youtu.be/21CN815v2G0. Feel free to post, embed or review the video. For more information go to TheMartyrsProject.com.

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