“Unless the LORD builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.” [Ps 127:1]
Sharing from Sister Scholastique
These words spring from my heart today, in thanksgiving for the work of God in my life. Without his mercy and his infinite love, I could never have reached such a commitment with my own strength. The Lord will remain faithful to me and I know that without his grace, I could do nothing on my own. This is why I am grateful to the Lord for the gift of my religious and missionary vocation within the Church in the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. Truly, Jesus is faithful to anyone who trusts him. When I think of my vocational journey, I see that the Lord has been a faithful companion in my vocation. He allowed me to rejoice in times of joy, and he revealed himself to me and gave me strength in times of difficulty or challenge.
Today my response to JESUS and to the Congregation, which has trusted me so much, is a joyful promise to belong to him totally and freely until death, doing whatever he tells me, always being available to serve my brothers and sisters with love and patience, as the Lord has done for me.
May the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Africa, Cardinal Lavigerie, Mother Marie Salomé and all my older sisters help me to move forward and to become an authentic sign of Christ in the world, always being attentive to the word: ”Do whatever he tells you”.