An Ordination Gift is the most appropriate way to show our appreciation for a loved one who is celebrating an Ordination Anniversary. Also in case of newly ordained clergy it would be beautiful to give a present that the person can truly cherish.
People who enter a religious life are special children of God, called to work in His Harvest.
Jesus shows us in many ways that He is full of compassion for His people. In the Book of Matthew 9:36-38 we can read how Jesus felt compassion when he saw the people. He saw how distressed and dispirited they were, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He asked the His disciples to beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. Because the harvest is plentiful, but the workers ar few!
My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Jesus died and rose again and He sits at the right side of God the Father. But His Spirit lives for ever in our hearts!
He took care to prepare a dozen persons, the apostles, to spread out the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven. He ordained them personally when He instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist:
While He was giving them the bread which He turned into His Body, He asked them to do this in His remembrance. The same He asked when He took the cup. He explained them that the wine that turned into His Blood was the New Covenant and that whenever they drank it, to do it in His remembrance.
Indeed, when we assist at the ordination of a family member or friend, and we see all the priests laying hands in silence on the new shepherd, we feel something wonderful inside.
Let's pick out very carefully an unforgettable Ordination Gift for the workers in God's Harvest! And share this special moment with them.