United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. Sharbel Makluf

Matthew 13:1-9

If we are discouraged about our own personal growth, let’s remember the true story about a piece of marble that was hewn from one gigantic block, unwanted, and discarded for thirty-eight years after being poorly cut. Then the authorities commissioned a young twenty-six-year-old artist to work on it.  In two years, there was a masterpiece and that masterpiece is the statue of David. So it is with each of us. Jesus wants us to grow to our full potential and so, let those who have ears to hear, hear.