TO DO YOUR WILL IS MY DESIRE (Ps 40:8)
????1 Cor 4:6b-15; Ps 145:17-18, 19-20, 21 (R.v.18a); Luke 6:1-5
????TO DO YOUR WILL IS MY DESIRE (Ps 40:8)
Whose will do you do in your worship of God? Your own will or the will of God? Do you even know that it is possible for you to be doing your personal will while thinking that you are doing the will of God?
Consider the actions of the members of the Church in Corinth. Their internal division in that was a result of their thinking that they are doing so well more than others, and that they are richer in every way than others, even Paul. They forgot the source of their success. That was the reason for the distinction between Paul and Apollos. Of course, Paul catechized by informing them that God is the ultimate (cf. 1 Cor 3:4-7).
When you understand who you are before God and that it is God’s work that you are doing, it wouldn’t matter again what comes up from it – whether pain or discomfort.
St Gregory the Great was a testimony of that. He lived and contributed to the work of reformation and rehabilitation after the fall of the Graeco-Roman empire. He would have preferred his quiet life as a Benedictine Monk at St Andrew’s Caelian Hill, and it was against his will when Pope Benedict I in 578 brought him back into public life by making him one of the seven Deacons of Rome. St Gregory was able to say with Jesus, not my will but your will be done Lord (Matt 26:39).
May God give us the grace to do His will at all times and in all circumstances so that we may be happy with him in the end. Amen
Have a beautiful and peaceful weekend. It is well with you.