THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2013
DOING THE WORK OF GOD
Today’s gospel: John 6:22-29
We are God’s people. God raised us as a community in
order to serve Him. We are to do His very work on earth. “What
can we do to accomplish the works of God?” (Jn 6:28).
Jesus himself tells us, “This is the work of God, that
you believe in the one he sent.” (Jn 6:29).
are to believe in Jesus. We are to accept him as our Savior
and Lord. We are to obey him as our Master. We are to walk
along his path that leads to the cross. We are to be his instruments
for proclaiming the gospel. We are to BE.LI.EV.E!
a friend of Jesus. We are to meet and know Christ.
the way of Jesus. We are to live Christ.
in the name of Jesus. We are to share Christ.
The life we live and the work we do are nothing less than
partaking of the divine. We are human beings but made in the
image and likeness of God. We are the very brothers and sisters
of the Lord Jesus. We are temples of the Holy Spirit. The
work we do is the very continuation and extension of the salvific
work of Jesus.
such, we live not only for this life but we live for heaven.
We are citizens of the Kingdom. We must never lose our focus.
We can get so easily engrossed with our secular lives, and
spend our time and resources on human pursuits. And where
would that lead us? Not to heaven. Jesus then reminds us,
“Do not work for food that perishes but for the food
that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give
you.” (Jn 6:27a).
look to Jesus. We BE.LI.EV.E! Only that way
can we Enter into eternal life.