1Cor. 12:12-14, 27-31a | Ps. 100:1-5 | Lk. 7:11-17
Paul tells us that each of us has a role to play in this Body of Christ. Each has a role to play individually and as a group. We have gifts and talents given to us to use for the building of the body. Your gift is different from mine, but both gifts are needed. If I decide not to remain in this group and use the gifts I have, then the whole group is affected and is less than what it can be. Jesus shows how His gifts were used for healing. He also has a great gift of compassion. Jesus came to bring us life; and, so, anytime we are not living fully. Jesus comes to supply our need. Jesus saw the widow and recognized her pain. He lost no time in reaching out and healing her.
All of us have gifts. We have many gifts and use them accordingly. All of us are called to see the needy and to have compassion. Who are the people in your life who need your compassion? How open are you to the surprises of life? Jesus was surprised and interrupted by the woman of Nain. Are you willing to be open to those who come to you today? Be open to all whom you encounter today. Bring Christ to them.