The Word Among Us

Lent 2022 Issue

I Have Appointed You

Making the Most of Our “Divine Appointments”

By: Joe Difato

I Have Appointed You: Making the Most of Our “Divine Appointments” by Joe Difato

At the Last Supper, Jesus told his disciples, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain” (John 15:16, emphasis added). Not only was he telling them that he had set them apart to bear fruit, but he was also telling them that they would each experience a series of divine “appointments.” He was telling them that they would each meet people with whom they should share his good news.

Jesus is telling us the very same thing this Lent. We all have our own divine appointments, and he wants us to make the most of...


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