Confirmation - Lesson 19

Made For Mission

God has created you for a mission. You have a unique blend of talents & abilities that are perfectly suited to carry out whatever mission God has assigned to you on this earth.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.

Lord,
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Today's Scripture

1 Samuel 3

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God kept calling Samuel until he responded.

What is God calling you to?

Reflection

You have been designed by God with a purpose. Part of God’s design is mission. You have been designed for mission, created for mission. You have been placed on this earth at this time to fulfill a specific mission. If you don’t embrace and fulfill your mission, it will be left undone. Nobody else has been assigned that mission. Just you. You were made for mission.

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The world needs changing. But the real question is: What are you going to do about it?

Now is the time to start thinking about how you can make a difference. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your mission in life.

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I can’t tell you what your mission in life is, but I can tell you two things that will flawlessly help you to discover it.

  1. While you may not know the specifics of your mission, you do know your mission in a broad sense, because it is the same for us all. Your mission is to make the love of God known to the world. In your own place and time, in your own ways, you are here to bring the love of God to every person who crosses your path.

  2. Do the next right thing. The surest way to discover your mission is to do what you know to be the right thing, right now. If you do the next right thing often enough for long enough, you will live your way into the incredible life that God has designed just for you.

The Holy Spirit can help you to know what your mission is right now. Your mission is not just for the future, when you are older. You have a mission RIGHT NOW! In your home, in your school, in your community, wherever you are, God is calling you to be the best version of yourself.

Christ has no body but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which He looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which He blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are His body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

— St. Teresa of Ávila (attributed)

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Video

8:12 min.

Discussion / Reflection

  • What’s one thing you can do today that will make the world a better place?

  • Jesus calls us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Whom do you consider to be your neighbor?

  • Who do you know who has found and followed their mission in life?

  • Have you ever asked God what mission he has for you?

Discuss these questions with your parents or sponsor OR write your thoughts in a Confirmation journal.

*Important Assignment*

Don't forget to return the finished letters to the bishop to me by Monday, March 1st

Closing Prayer

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will. Amen.

St. Ignatius

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This week's question ...

 

What are three ways God uses to help you find the mission he's calling you to?

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Hi! I'm Michelle Coyne, Coordinator of Religious Education at the

Parish of St. Timothy,

in Winnipeg, MB.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding catechism or sacramental preparation.

Phone: 204-949-3764

Email: michelle@st-timothy.ca

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