One of my friends has a habit in prayer to ask God to send the right people. When he prays for someone, he often asks that God will send the right people to bring the help and support that is needed for that person.
I feel like this is very similar to what Jesus is telling us to do in today's Gospel. Jesus tells us to ask. He says, "Ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." (Luke 10:2) Jesus wants us to ask His Father to send us good people. He wants us to ask in prayer for more people who will work, help, and bear fruit in God's Kingdom.
We need to ask for the right people to come. We need to ask for good devoted people to come into our lives, communities, and the Church. We need more friends of God who are willing to work for the Kingdom and extend the love and peace that comes from union with Christ.
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Luke, a man whose friendship with God now includes him among the Saints. He was a physician, historian, artist, and evangelist who penned a Gospel account as well as Acts of the Apostles. Saint Luke was a disciple and friend of Saint Paul, and they traveled together as faithful "laborers for his harvest," proclaiming God's Word and bearing fruit for the harvest.
We need to ask God to send us more Saints and holy people who are will to journey and work in the Kingdom. Today's Psalm celebrates Saint Luke by proclaiming, "Make known, O Lord, the majestic glory of your rule." (Psalm 145:12)
Let us ask God to send us the friends and good people that we need in our lives, in other people's lives, and in the Church. May each of us, too, be a faithful laborer, Saint and friend of God who is likewise willing to bear much fruit for the Kingdom.
Ask God to send you the good people that you need in your own life and your friends' lives. Ask Him what kind of work you can do.
Mary Catherine Craige enjoys spending her time creating art, writing, and playing her Irish harp. She uses her experience as a Montessori teacher and catechist to serve young children through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. As a life coach for business leaders, she encourages and challenges women in all walks of life to more deeply discover their purpose and live their full potential. You can find out more about her here.