"He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood."
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Good of the Order - About God’s Will.
About God’s Will.
“About God’s will.” I think of this often and usually in the context of the issues, problems and challenges being faced at the time of this thought. “What is God’s will for me at this time in this or these circumstances?”
I’ve come to realize that God’s will is the same for all of us, namely to “know, love, and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him in heaven.” Does this sound familiar? Many of us may have learned this response in our early Catholic education.
My point in addressing the topic “God’s will” is to suggest that what’s good for the soul is also good for the Order of Knights. How does this thought translate to our personal lives and the role of this Elder Council? Could the key be to what’s good for the Order depends on how each of us individually and fraternally addresses how we dedicate ourselves to furthering God’s Kingdom here and now?
In other words, as baptized Catholic Christians we are blessed with the grace to protect our souls from the Evil One. Grace is God’s gift to us so we can in fact be with Him for eternity. How we respond to this grace moment-to-moment determines our role in helping to further God’s kingdom of love in our lives and the other people with whom we come into contact over time.
If you are with me so far it should be obvious our mission in life is to save souls beginning with our own. In striving to do this daily we are in fact furthering God’s Kingdom here in our own corner of the world. To the extent we collectively apply the principle of saving souls to our Knights of Columbus good works, we will be doing God’s will, which in turn can strengthen the K of C as a Catholic fraternal institution capable of “moving mountains.”
A word of caution here. Good works are good but not all good works further the kingdom of God. Service in the name of Christ is good but what we call service may fall far short of using our God given gifts, talents, and skills for His glory and honor.
What are the implications of what’s been said for this Elder Chapter and its role in saving men’s souls while furthering God’s Kingdom here at St. Gertrude Church and around the Greater Cincinnati Metro Area?
What would this Elder Council look like if what’s been said became a guiding principle for what it does and how it does it?
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