I have been watching a building go up outside my office window for over six months now. It has been something to watch it take shape. I have been amazed by all of the workers and their purposeful, painstaking efforts. Buildings, no matter how large, are literally built brick by brick. And I noticed that everybody’s got a job.
I just watched a bunch of workers coordinate the moving of a wheelbarrow full of wet cement from down on the ground to the top of the building, while at the same time other workers were welding, a few were moving ladders, some were putting up scaffolding, and still others were laying brick. Everybody’s got a job.
The Kingdom of God is a bit like construction work…everybody’s got a job. St. Paul put it this way when he wrote his letter to the Ephesians: “Christ made some apostles, others prophets, others evangelists, others pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Eph 4:11-12). Everybody’s got a job.
Each of us has a part to play in the Kingdom of God. Each of us was created by God for a special purpose. Everybody’s got a job.
What is it that God has created you to do?
“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.”
Blessed John Henry Newman
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleep Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery in 2007, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa Made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in July 11, 2012. Her first ministry as a Benedictine Sister was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is Director of Mission Integration for the Benedictine Health System.