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Be Who You Are
Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
Source: Bringing Home the Word
Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013

What a great shame that while the saints actually followed in the footsteps of the Lord, we, today’s servants of God, expect glory and honor simply because we can recite what they did. It is much easier to read Bible stories or saints’ lives and admire the heroic lives there than to try to be heroic ourselves. Do we think we’re not worthy, not brave or good enough? Are we afraid to be as big as we really are? Whatever the reason, we hide our light under a bushel basket, we refuse to believe we are the salt of the earth. Much good is left undone, much intimacy with God is unexplored. We know what we need to do to help transform our world. We know it is doing God’s will that will transform us and our world. Do we choose our own will instead? Do I try always to put God’s will first?

Adapted from The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis by Murray Bodo, O.F.M.

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