Working for Love

From the Prelate
Working for Love

An article by Bishop Javier Echevarria that links Saint Josemaria's message on the sanctification of work with Pope Francis' recent encyclical.

Message of the day

“You will have to look for souls”

Christ expects a lot from your work. But you will have to look for souls, as the Good Shepherd went after the hundredth sheep: without waiting to be called. Then make use of your friends to do good to others. Tell each one of them that nobody can feel at ease with a spiritual life which, after filling him, does not overflow with apostolic zeal. (Furrow 223)

Be sure of this: you need to be fully formed to face the rush of people that is going to press upon us with a specific and urgent question: "Well then, what must I do?" (Furrow, 221)

We find Jesus by the Lake of Genesareth, with the crowds pressing upon him, eager ‘to hear the word of God’. Just as they do today! Can’t you see? They want to hear God’s message, even though outwardly they may not show it. Some perhaps have forgotten Christ’s teachings. Others, through no fault...

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