The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
All the glory, praises and honor be to the Holy Father in our Lord Jesus Christ’s precious name !
The subject verses from the gospel according to Matthew could well be classified as Lord’s mandate for all of us. The context of the verse revolves around the multitude of people who are very much like the harvest. Seeing the multitude of people, Jesus had compassion for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd, distressed and dispirited. Over all, this harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few. The same is true in these times. The harvest is plenty all around the world, but the reapers are very few.
Our Lord Jesus instructed His disciples to ask the Almighty God of the harvest. Therefore, as the Son of the Living God commanded us to ask, we shall pray to the Holy Father for the reapers. Very importantly, we are to listen carefully for He might be calling us to respond. Yes, the said workers of the field could be you or me according to the will of the Holy Father. Furthermore, it is for each one of us to respond to the Almighty’s calling and not harden our hearts. And according to our calling, we shall either be the reapers or those who send the reapers.
Therefore brethren, let us quicken ourselves in the will of the Heavenly Father and obediently respond in Jesus Christ’s precious and matchless name. Amen.