God has a plan for each of us

03-26-2017Fr. Michael Straley


For all of us, humility is: living in the truth that I am a creature, a human being, a sinner like everyone else, but a sinner loved by God and entrusted by God with gifts to be shared.

The first Christian monks were men of the wilderness, the Desert Fathers, and there are many stories about them that celebrate their humility and humanity. There was one monk known for his great humility, and Satan decided to tempt him, so he appeared to him gloriously saying, "I am Gabriel and I am sent to you with a great message from God." The monk said, "You'd better check your instructions. There is no reason God would have a special message for me." And Satan fled.