Presentation Ministries
 Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Program
Small Christian
Communities
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 13, Issue 4


<< Monday, June 16, 1997 >>
 
2 Corinthians 6:1-10
View Readings
Psalm 98 Matthew 5:38-42
Similar Reflections
 

LOVING TO WORK

 
"As your fellow workers we beg you not to receive the grace of God in vain." —2 Corinthians 6:1
 

The Lord calls us to be active, pro-active, and zealous in working for Him (see Heb 6:10-12). The love of Christ impels us (2 Cor 5:14) to work harder for Jesus than any multi-millionaire ever worked to make His businesses more profitable. However, many Christians are not working much for the Lord. The harvest is great, but the workers always seem so few (Mt 9:37). What's the problem?

Christians are motivated and energized by love. To do God's work, we must possess God's love. When we stop loving, we stop working. In the midst of our work, we run into difficulties, persecutions, and enemies. We naturally feel like hating and retaliating. However, the Lord calls us to love our enemies actively and pro-actively. We are to offer them our other cheek, hand over our coats, and go the extra mile with our enemies (Mt 5:39-41). When we love our enemies like this, then the more enemies we have, the more work we do for Jesus. No enemy can stop God's work, but our refusal to accept the grace to love our enemies will certainly stop God's work. There are few workers in God's harvest because few people love their enemies.

St. Benedict said: "Pray and work." The Lord says: "Love and work." We should love especially our enemies, and pray and work for their salvation.

 
Prayer: Father, may I put in a good life's work for you.
Promise: "Now is the acceptable time! Now is the day of salvation!" —2 Cor 6:2
Praise: Jesus healed Samantha's neck injury by miraculously rearranging her neck bones between X-rays.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, November 12, 1996
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 10, 1996
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 13, Issue 4
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · RSS FeedRSS Feed
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Program
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy