First reading of thurday of the thirth week of lent
27 "You shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; and you shall call to them, but they will not answer you. 28"You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth (Gr 7, 27-28).
An SVD missionary was sent to Europe for first assignment. After one year, he wanted to kill himself. He prepared a rope in his room and was about to hang himself many times. Why?The confreres did not treat him well. In addition, his ministry was not going ok. Let’s see what was his ministry? Every day he went to one of the houses and played with a little boy, trying to please him and teach him the prayer ‘our Father’. Can you imagine that was what going on for one year.
So if the general superior (SVD) sends you to some places like that, are you going to take it?
But do not worry, mission is not your job, it is God’s. Play your role, take your part and then do your best. That is all. Do your best, let God do the rest, otherwise you will be stress.
We are not traders, don’t think of profit or loss. God will take care of it.
Saint Paul says “I planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the growth” (1Cr 3,6). Amen.