The Harvest of Souls

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October 18, 2013 by bobet888

The harvest is abundant but
the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the
harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
behold, I am sending you like
lambs among wolves.

Luke 10 : 1 – 9

October 18, 2013 Bible Reading and Gospel

The Holy Spirit works constantly to stir up souls and prompt them to turn their lives toward God. He nudges them when they listen to Scripture or a homily. He speaks to them in the little events of day-to-day life. But there is often one other ingredient he uses to reach souls: He uses us. He uses our example, our words, our drawing close to others. This is why Our Lord speaks of a crop waiting to be harvested.

Harvesting is all about toil and timing. Crops not brought in quickly rot in the field. What harvest of souls might Our Lord be asking me to help with? It might be an engaged couple who need to be helped in their faith. It might be a sick relative who needs to prepare spiritually for death. It might be a troubled teen who needs guidance to keep on the right path. All these could be souls who need help now. Will I respond?

source: catholic.net (read full article)

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