Take a few moments to become still. Focus on your breathing and become more aware of God, who calls you to carry on the mission of Christ.
Acts of the Apostles 1:24-25 Then they prayed, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.”
After the Resurrection, the apostles continued the mission of Jesus. It was important to them that their numbers represent the 12 tribes of Israel. They had to replace Judas, who had turned away from God. The apostles chose two possible candidates, then prayed to the Lord for guidance. Matthias was chosen. Just like the disciples, being open to the guiding hand of God allows the Church to carry on the mission of Jesus in the world today. We, too, must remember to seek God’s help as we make the decisions that shape our lives and affect the lives of those around us.
(Pray to Jesus, in these words or those of your own.)
Jesus, brother and guide, lead me like the apostles to recognize and carry out the mission you have entrusted to me. Help me turn to you for the support and guidance I need.