Readings: Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; Ps 138:1-8; 1 Cor 15:1-11; Lk 5:1-11
Reflection: Isaiah hears the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” We need to listen, because God is still making this same statement, this same calling, today. God is asking us “Whom shall I send?” God needs people to send into the world to do His will, and the people to respond to Him are you and I. So we have the call from God, now it is time to respond. Isaiah responded like this: “Here I am, send me!” Will you?
Big Picture: How will you respond?
Younger saints: What does the word evangelization mean? (Spreading the Gospel and the life of Jesus to other people.) Who do we read about being called to evangelize in today’s readings? (We hear God asking who He should send, who will go out for Him. God is calling Isaiah to a life of evangelization.) Who is called to evangelize? (Everyone. We are all asked by God to teach others about Jesus and the Gospel.)
Older saints: “Who shall I send? Who will go for us?” Reflect on this statement. Have you heard God’s call? How have you responded? Are you afraid, are you nervous, do you feel unequipped? Are these valid reasons to not reach out and evangelize, or are they excuses we use to get out of doing what we are called to do?
Scripture Verse for the Week: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!”” Isaiah 6:8
You are now entering the mission field: Share a fun fact of the Catholic Church with a friend (Spiritual Works of Mercy: instruct the ignorant).