The song of my heart

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After these things, the Lord commissioned seventy-two others and sent them on ahead in pairs to every city and place he was about to go. He said to them, “The harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest. Go! Be warned, though, that I’m sending you out as lambs among wolves. Carry no wallet, no bag, and no sandals. Don’t even greet anyone along the way. Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘May peace be on this house.’ If anyone there shares God’s peace, then your peace will rest on that person. If not, your blessing will return to you. Remain in this house, eating and drinking whatever they set before you, for workers deserve their pay. Don’t move from house to house. Whenever you enter a city and its people welcome you, eat what they set before you. Heal the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘God’s kingdom has come upon you.’ ~Luke 10:1-9 (CEB)

“Once I asked my confessor for advice about my vocation. I asked, ‘How can I know if God is calling me and for what he is calling me?’

He answered, ‘You will know by your happiness. If you are happy with the idea that God calls you to serve him and your neighbor, this will be the proof of your vocation. Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life. One has to follow it, even though one enters into a way full of difficulties.’” ~From My Life for the Poor by Mother Teresa

I have a dream deep in my heart. It won’t go away. It isn’t happening quickly but as long as I stay on a path toward that goal my heart sings. As time drags by it is hard not to question if I really am not on the right path, but then I have to remember: Joseph waited 13 years, Abraham waited 25 years, Moses waited 40 years and Jesus waited 30 years. I have to remember “He is working all things out”. I just simply have to remain faithful.

Heavenly Father, when doubt creeps in, keep reminding me the direction I should take. The song of my heart is to follow you. May I ever stay near the Source of my joy. Amen.

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