“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name give glory because of your mercy and faithfulness.” Psalm 115
I am blessed with the privilege to be a part of many different ministries in the Catholic Church. I am a Catholic School teacher, I served as a service coordinator for 9 years at my children’s grade school, I have been writing this blog daily for 6.5 years, I have created and led retreats, given motivational talks, been a Eucharistic minister, and have proclaimed the word of God as a lector. Each time I lector at Mass I approach the altar and as I bow I say to myself for the praise and glory of God alone and none for myself. I try to say this in all that I do. Everything I do is for God. I try my hardest to follow God’s call to me in my life no matter which way he is calling me.
There have been times when I have fallen into the idea that it is about me, but then I come back to the realization that none of it is about me, it is all about the glory I bring to God through my actions. My purpose is to bring others closer to God, I am only an instrument, and he is the musician. So, I believe this line of the Psalm is a perfect reminder of my mission in life; “Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name give glory because of your mercy and faithfulness.” Psalm 115, because it is not about me it is about God! God is why I write every day, why I teach my students, why I proclaim His word, why I love my husband, children, family, and friends like I do. It is all for the Glory and Honor of God!