Readings: Jer 20:7-9. Rom 12:1-2. Mt 16:21-27
Each one of us is uniquely made and wired. Similarly, each one of us has a unique calling here on earth, in view of our final destiny, eternal blessedness. Our Creator knows how to best communicate these purposes to us. Even though we sometimes get a glimpse of other people’s particular purposes on earth (by whatever means we’re chanced with), we can never truly say that we know these purposes. That’s one reason why we ought to be humble when dealing with another person.
It’s possible, for example, to block the fulfilment of another’s divine purpose even with no ill intentions. It could even be that we’re being nice, kind, considerate, sympathetic, “loving”, etc. We stand in the way of others’ growth while we imagine that we’re helping them on their upward journey of growth. We want excluded from their lives the very experiences necessary for their holistic advancement.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to carry our own crosses and follow him upward.