Listen and Live

Fulton Sheen quote

I got this in my Facebook feed: “Nothing about my birth–or yours—was random or accidental. I was born for this time–and so were you. We were each chosen for a particular, cosmically important task that can be done by no one else. We need to be diligent in listening to God’s voice calling us to that task—and in encouraging others to be similarly obedient.

That means that we can no longer overlook the grocery clerk at the checkout stand or the downcast person we pass on the street. Instead, we should choose to recognize their value, and call out their worth. It means caring enough to help the mom at preschool whose child won’t come when called, loving enough to offer a word of cheer or humor to the receptionist at the doctor’s office struggling to answer phones and still respond to every question at the counter. It means thanking the garbage man lifting bins at the curb, and recognizing the God-made-and-paid-for-soul in every person we encounter throughout the day.”

– Christine Caine @


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2 responses to “Listen and Live

  1. freedom1781

    I love this. I’ve been struggling with this for a long time, trying to figure out what my purpose for being on this earth is. A few weeks ago on a particularly rough day, as I pulled into the driveway, I asked God why am I here. I immediately got my answer as I looked toward my house and saw my daughter smile, wave and run to meet me as I pulled into my parking spot.

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