We are in hard times right now, the global economy is in decline, prices of gasoline and of basic commodities are all surging at unbelievable pace, a lot of workers are being laid-off due to downsizing and we don’t know when will this end. We, the poor who are the vast majority are getting poorer by the day. Given the situation that we have right now, I am sure Jesus heart is bleeding with pity for us.
The poor people of this world are so many but the laborers who are willing to sacrifice and help them are so few. There’s an imbalance so to speak, like the apostles whom Jesus summoned; those who have in life are being called by Jesus to help those who have less, they are those who can barely afford to buy their food and there’s a lot of them we just need to look around and we’ll see them.
The apostles whom Jesus called were not wealthy they were ordinary people: fishermen, tax collector and sinners. But Jesus had chosen them simply because they listened to his call.
The sign of the times calls for us to listen to Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, to share our blessings no matter how small.
Jesus further states: "Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give."
Would you care to listen?