Vocation Meditation

posted Feb 3, 2012, 9:09 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne   [ updated Feb 3, 2012, 9:11 AM ]
“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of 
wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.” The parable refers to the capacity of the Church as the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ to transform the world, but it can also be applied to the power of grace to transform our freedom. Our freedom is a fallen freedom, it needs to be nourished, educated and strengthened. Very often when we think we are acting freely we are really acting under the influence of our passions or of our human respect, so again we need here light and guidance. Mary is the one who used her freedom always well, and Gods grace grew and grew in her life without hindrance. The greatest expression of her freedom was her total and absolute love for God, which she expressed when she said, May it be done unto me according to your word. Grace or Divine Life, which we receive and increase by frequently receiving the sacraments of the Church, is the yeast that transforms our fallen human nature until our whole person is transformed. If at times we feel powerless before temptation, we need to remember that we are not alone. We can say with St. Paul: It is when I am weak that I am strong for I can do all things in him who strengthens me. And this strength comes through the sacraments. Visit www.vocation.com for more meditations