Never start thinking that your little bit doesn't count-
"It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetimes only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that can be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection,
no pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplished the Church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
That is what we are about.
We plant seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capability. We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete,
but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the
Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are the workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own."
(This has been attributed to both Archbishop Oscar Romero and John Cardinal Dearden.)
The blog site was shut down last evening so posting was not possible. Seeing this today makes me think it needs to be here early today and left on until Tuesday evening.