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Vocation Meditation -
February 20, 2011

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

I’m not perfect.

It is a common excuse that many of us blurt out when confronted with our mistakes and failings. Someone forces us to examine a fault and we instinctively react by diminishing our abilities.

And while it may be true that we are “not perfect”... that’s what we are made to be.

God created us in His image to be like Him: perfect. And Christ orders us to do so.

But it seems like an impossible order. And if we look at the totality of our lives and the future, it can be. But perfection is not accomplished in one giant action. Instead, it is composed of a lengthy series of small actions, strung together like pearls on a necklace.

In each moment, we need to turn to Christ and beg for His assistance with this “little things”.

“Because you have been In pauca fidelis, faithful in small things, come and join in your master's happiness. The words are Christ's. In pauca fidelis!... Now will you neglect little things, if heaven itself is promised to those who mind them?” – St. Josemaria Escriva

Vocation Challenge:
“Be perfect”
Do I whisper to the Lord – before, during, and after each and every task – help me to do this perfectly, for Your everlasting glory?

Dear God,
How far away from perfection am I!! Yet I should not be disheartened, for Your grace and Your goodness overflow in my life. Send forth Your Holy Spirit to renew my spirit and to empower me to accomplish the little things that, all together, will raise my life to the perfection You desire and deserve.

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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