Receiving Jesus

In today’s Gospel, Jesus states clearly, “Whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me” (Jn. 13:20).

Can I believe that God in His provident love and care for me sends people into my life each day for a specific reason and mission? I meet someone in the hall, not so much out of coincidence, but because I have a mission to them and they to me. I meet someone in the store because they need to see Christ present in me. I receive a text or call from someone because they are responding to being sent by God into my life.

How will I receive those whom God sends into my life today? God, give me the grace to reverence each person and to hold them gently, for they are sent as gift from You.

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