Thursday, July 12, 2012

Be the Gospel

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘As you go, proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.

Jesus is commissioning the twelve for their first solo mission.  The message He gives them to proclaim is very simple; "The Kingdom of God is close...".  To give their proclamation authority He gives them power to heal, raise, cleans and cast out.

The mission of the Church today, of mine today, is the same.  Proclaim the kingdom of God is close at hand.  The world tries to shout down this message.  It tries to convince that the kingdom of God is far, far away, if it exists at all.

So, what do I do?   Proclaim the message anyway.  How?  By living an authentic Catholic lifestyle.  As Saint Francis famously said, "Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words".

Lord Jesus, thank you for entrusting me with the Good News to proclaim.  Help me be the best gospel for people to read today.
Saint Francis, please pray for me.

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