Reflection 334: Serving Souls


One of the greatest blessings we have been given is the ability to serve others.  We serve them in many ways, especially in accord with our particular vocation.  But the greatest service we could ever render a person is to be a minister of the Mercy of God, leading them to the glories of Heaven.  Imagine what Heaven will be like knowing that you have inspired countless souls to grow in their love of God.  See this as one of your greatest blessings and privileges in life (See Diary #1622).

How eager are you to offer the truth, love and compassion of our God to others?  Do you see the great honor this is and the great dignity it bestows?  Never doubt how important it is to make this among the greatest priorities in life.  Loving God with all your being comes first, but serving others and helping them on the road to salvation is right behind this.  Commit yourself to this glorious act of Mercy today and you will be grateful for eternity that you did.

Lord, give me the desire and will to serve others with my whole heart.  Help me to love them and to bring Your Mercy and compassion into their lives.  May many souls be won for You, dear Lord, on account of the grace that You send them through my life.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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