Friday, October 10, 2008

Daily Digest #157

The manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. —1 Corinthians 12:7

We are all gifted to do certain tasks in our lives. We find ourselves fortunate when we know exactly what we want, or what delights us in doing so. But if we ask those who are truly happy, fulfilled and contented with their lives, they are usually the ones who serve and live for others. They see their purpose clearly -- may it be in single-blessedness, marriage or priesthood. Purpose is not limited to a number of people. We, ourselves, have a purpose to fulfill. It all lies on our choice to seek it, and call upon Him to see and understand His message clearly.

To seek or to know our purpose urges us to spread our wings and reach out to others. We get ourselves involved in different relationships where we are taught about teamwork. We learn that teamwork can only be achieved when members of the team has a common objective for being together -- not just in the beginning, but all the time -- until the goal is reached. Most of us are only enthusiastic at first, but after a couple of discomforts and trials, we tend to fall out. This is all too common. Most of the time we forget why we're in a relationship, a group, or a community in the first place. What we don't realize it that teamwork does not only involve commitment to each other, but to the goal itself. They always work hand in hand.

For this, let us pray. May we learn to honor and support each other for the parts that we play, no matter how big or small. May God be the center of our relationships. May we remember that anything rooted in God, and geared towards God, is guaranteed to never fail. May we be reminded everyday that we are not here merely for our own comfort, but to serve one another. Pray always.

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