“For many are called but few are chosen.”
Matthew 22: 1-14
Blessed John Henry Newman was an Anglican priest who converted and became the 19th-century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian. He faced a lot of persecution because of his decision. He said, “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. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.” Do we trust God like John Henry Newman did? Do we believe that our sickness, sorrow or perplexity serves Him?
God does nothing in vain. He calls all sorts of people to serve. We will do His work even if we don’t intend it, if we only keep His commandments. John Henry Newman will be canonized this October. We can pray to him that we will answer God’s call like him and be chosen to celebrate with God at His feast in Heaven.