[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 21: JANUARY 21, 2022]

Mark 3:13-19. Jesus appoints twelve Apostles

Ordinary Miracles and Active Surrendering

Jesus chose ordinary and sinful men to carry out His Word and ministry. As I mentioned in my previous reflections, I do not think that a faith anchored on supernatural miracles is a strong one. And I build on this insight: I think that a faith anchored on ordinary miracles is a stronger one.

Relying only on the supernatural, from my experience, makes us think we are powerless and insignificant. We begin to misconstrue surrendering as passive, as in quitting or giving up. But to be authentic stewards of God’s love and grace, surrendering should mean that we actively let God be God, with each of us as His instruments.

We are not called to be supernatural, but to push the bounds of the ordinary so we could pursue being extraordinary. The organizations and systems we design and participate in are capable of producing extraordinary virtuous cycles.

Let God take care of the supernatural, while we maximize the potential of the natural and the beautiful ordinary, accumulating good deeds and habits, growing our virtues to be extraordinary.

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