"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
What strikes me most today
A group of medical professionals left from Lambert Airport this morning to volunteer a week of their vacation time to bring medical care to an underserved area in Honduras. They not only sacrifice their vacation time, they pay for their own flights to get there, and they work throughout the year to solicit donations of medical supplies, and often use their own money to purchase supplies they know they will need. These people should be in a Nike commercial - they don't just think about medical missionary work or support it or admire it - they "Just Do It!"
Reading today's Bible passage from Romans 12:2, it reminds me of these medical missionaries. The world is lucky that they don't just conform to the world; they step in to make the world a better place. The renewing of their mind tells them they can make a difference, and God calls us all to make a difference in the lives of others - using the time, talents, and treasures we have received from Him. These medical missionaries are an example to us all of how wonderful our world can be when we follow God's "good, pleasing, and perfect will."
Let us support these medical missionaries by praying for nine days a novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of missions. You can hear the daily novena prayers by clicking on the AudioBoo button under "Audio Prayers" at the top of the green box on the top right of the blog.
What strikes you most today?
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