There is always another layer to uncover…
on the path of knowing more fully who I am and what I am called to be and do. Today’s readings speak to me about both identity and destiny.
We hear God speaking to Abram and to Jesus’ followers about who they are and their part in God’s plan for the world. They may have heard it before. We too may already know it intellectually. But Lent provides an opportunity to get a deeper sense of our true identity, and perhaps a deeper willingness to embrace the truth and live our lives from it.
In Genesis we read that God told Abram, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so shall your descendants be…I am the One who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.”
In the gospel of Luke we read that God said, to Peter and his companions, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
How often do I have a sense in my head of who I am and what I am to do? When I take it to prayer, often that knowledge can move to a deeper experience and acceptance. Then I can move out into the world, knowing who I am more fully. This affords me more resilience, strength, and the confidence to face those who don’t yet know me and what I’m about. It shows! I am less afraid to live out my personal mission in our world. I know that God is my light and salvation.
May you hear the voice of God calling you into your destiny and may your response fill you with strength.