The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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3rd Week in Ordinary Time

Date: 
Tue, 01/27/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

“May you be filled with new knowledge of God’s will.
May the Holy Spirit increase your capacity
to receive, to embrace, and conform your life to this knowledge.”
 
There is no greater blessing than to know God’s will
and I pray that you not only desire this blessing
but that you receive it with joy, that you understand its significance,
and that you are shaped and formed to the depths of your soul
by its presence.
 
I believe that the love of God for us entails His desire
to reveal to us His will, his desire, his plan for us.
God has more than a casual interest in each one of us.
His interest in us is more than frivolous—it is purposeful.
God’s doesn’t say “my preference for you” or “my opinion regarding your life
is this or that for today, but check back with me tomorrow for this may change.”
God says “my intention and my design for you from the very beginning
is for you to be my son, my daughter.”
God says “it is my delight, it is my passion
that as my sons and daughters
you come to see and accept
that you are also brothers and sisters to one another.”
Our biological relationships are part of how God has ordered this world.
But they are temporal, limited by time.
God’s will is that we establish and maintain a spiritual relationship with one another.
Such a relationship is eternal.  It will supersede time.
 
Doing God’s will is the content of the Christian life.
We pray, sometimes several times a day: “thy will be done”.
Do we realize when we say this prayer we are saying
“God, when there is a conflict between what I want and what you want,
when my mind is different from your mind
or when my heart is reluctant to want what you desire of me…
I will chose what you want.
I will follow your path and not my own.
I will not only submit but I will seriously resolve
with an act of consent and a determined readiness…to obey.
I will dispose myself, surrender myself, sacrifice my will to your will.”
If we really understood this maybe we wouldn’t say
“thy will be done” so easily or so carelessly.
 
To know God’s will is to know Jesus Christ.
May his life, mission and work nourish our spirits
and conceive within us new knowledge of God’s intention for our lives.