Prayers of SVD

May the darkness of sin
and the night of unbelief vanish before the light of the Word
and the Spirit of grace
and may the Heart of Jesus live
in the hearts of all people.

(Saint Arnold Janssen)





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03 October 2018

Follow me (Lk 9:59)

While strolling through the Beskidy Mountains, I think about mystery of my vocation. It's been twenty years since I told Jesus - Yes. However, each time I return to the homeland Jesus invites me to answer again - Yes. Leave your homeland, your relatives, friends, family. Always it is not easy, but fortunately, Jesus assures me that it is worth doing. That's why I take up the challenge and I try to respond positively to the call of my Master. Regardless of the circumstances, always with the same love and conviction. Jesus Christ wants determination and courage in the religious life and missionary vocation.

Again I am in the place of my birth and I feel autumn coming in the air. The days are getting shorter, the wind is blowing strongly, the apples are falling from the trees, birds are getting ready for winter. Despite all the problems, noise coming from mass media, rush in the ordinary life, I am sure that I want to follow my Lord forever.

I am waiting for a flight to the country of my missionary appointment - Indonesia. I am happy but at the same time a bit worried. What is waiting for me there? Fortunately, Christ assures me that He goes before me. He waits for me there. He makes me cooperate in the great work of evangelizing the world. Lord, help me trust you wholeheartedly. Strengthen my weakness, give me power and send your Holy Spirit so that I could give a good testimony. I am ready to preach the Gospel in the world where people struggle and wait for the Word of God. Thank you for calling me to the mission work at the seminary on Flores island.