Daily homily thoughts, 2/27

“One of you told me this morning that many of the reflections, discussions and even the moments of prayers are like seeds – “calls” getting into his heart, a priestly heart. And when I was meditating on the gospel for today, it is what actually is. It is what the new Ratio and this conference do to us. It makes us conscious of how many good seeds God is sowing in us, in each one of us. The challenges that we have in our missions can be seen like that. He does not cease to sow good thoughts, good desires, good dreams, good projects, good programs, good discussions – good seeds. And every day He is sowing those seeds. The only thing we have to do is just to prepare and to make our land, our humble land, receive those seeds, to make those seeds grow and bear fruit. That is all we have to do. But we can do that with confidence because he is sowing the seeds. He is giving us vocations, the renewal of our clergy, the renewal of our Church, the vision that Bishop Quevedo gave us, the vision of the Church of the Philippines that God wants to build up for our generation today and for the future. Those are the good seeds. And we experience this in a personal and in a communitarian way. Because each one of us experiences a new call – a call within the call.”

Homily by Most Reverend Jorge Carlos Patron Wong – National Conference for the Promotion of the New Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis