Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.-- Psalm 40:8 and 9
Mass readings: Hebrews 10:1-10 / Mark 3:31-35
Today's first reading quotes Psalm 40, saying, ''Sacrifice and offerings You did not desire'' and ''Behold, I come to do Your Will, O God.'' The sacrifices I choose may be good in themselves, but are they really sacrifices when I decide what, when, and how long?
Last week my daughter asked me to baby-sit the next day so she could go to work. My first thought was ''I can't. I have My Daily Visitor meditations to write!'' Much as I adore my grandson, 6-year-old boys are not conducive to quiet concentration. However, I had ample time to meet my deadline. I could surrender my plan for one day. How absurd to choose ''spiritual'' writing over loving service. Sacrifice is an attitude of surrender to God's call to serve when we can, as we can.
Prayer: Here I am, O God. Help me to do Your Will.