In today’s second reading, Eph. 3: 8-12, 14-19, St. Paul gives witness to his vocation, saying: “To me, the very least of all the holy ones, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the inscrutable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for all what is the plan of the mystery hidden from ages past in God who created all things, so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the principalities and authorities in the heaven. This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness of speech and confidence of access through faith in him.”
In each vocation, persons are given the necessary grace to, in the words of St. Francis of Assisi, preach the Gospel by their lives, and to use words only if necessary. Each one of us is called to "bring to light for all what is the plan of the mystery hidden...in God who created all things, so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known" to those with whom you live and work and pray. To make God's wisdom in your life known, and,first of all, to even know God's wisdom at work in your life, it is important to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to Him. I encourage you to do that every day, opening to the daily readings of the day or to simply choose one of the Gospels in which to meet Jesus in person. Spend 5-10 minutes each day with Jesus in this way. Or use that time for quiet prayer, for listening to the stillness in which God is always a work within the very core of your being. Pay attention in quiet for 5 minutes each day. You will come to know the Lord in that stillness! When your mind drifts, come back to the quiet uttering the name “Jesus.”
What grace has God given you? Is it the same as Paul's or is it different? What is it? How do you nurture it?