God Equips the Called
This week, we hosted more than 800 volunteers from across the Archdiocese at Kickoff Meetings at American Martyrs in Manhattan Beach and Holy Family in South Pasadena. We want to thank every one of you for accepting your pastor’s invitation to partake in the renewing of our faith across Los Angeles through Called to Renew. Archbishop Gomez has asked us all to respond to the call to rebuild and revitalize not only our parish communities, but the greater Church as well.
The task laid before us is labor intensive and seemingly impossible to many. But throughout our history, God has equipped those who never thought themselves up for the mission He had in store. Moses wanted God to choose his brother Aaron because Aaron was more eloquent, King David committed a terrible crime, Peter and Paul had both failed and even rejected Jesus. But we know that Moses came to deliver his people, David repented, and Peter and Paul were canonized. In their weakness, God’s power was greater.
Let us embrace the Archbishop’s call to renew and invite God to equip our parishes with the faith, charity, and confidence needed for a successful campaign.