Caught by the Mission
Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Today I will share a thought from the Gospel or from the Holy Father's teaching with at least two people whom I encounter.
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Lord, I renew my faith in the power of your
word. I come to you today to listen to you and allow you to lead me. I renew my trust in your mercy:
You are constantly looking upon me and the world with love. I want to love you in return and lead
others to love you.
Fill me with the power of your good news,
1. The World Needs Messengers of Hope:
Jesus Christ is the message that
everyone vitally needs. He is God's message to man, the message that tells people that God loves
them deeply and offers them a way to true life and salvation. Our world often looks for love in the
wrong places; it needs to find the answer to its deepest desires in Christ. But who will spread
this message? Those like St. Paul who take Christ's love seriously and see that they, too, can
become messengers of hope. Am I meant to be a messenger of hope?
2. God Acts
Powerfully in Those Who Trust Him:
St. Paul is an example of what God can do through someone
who trusts in him. St. Paul valued the grace Christ gave him. He put his life totally in the hands
of Christ and was not afraid to proclaim him to everyone he met. Even though Paul faced many
difficulties, his work produced enormous fruit and helped extend the number of Christian
communities. Do I believe that Christ can work through me as I participate in the New
Evangelization? In what ways can I trust him more?
3. Our Opportunity Is Now:
St. Paul and the first apostles did not wait until all the circumstances were right before
beginning evangelization. Once Christ had touched their lives and once he had given them the command
to begin, they began right away. The Church has asked us to begin again today. Like St. Paul, we
must feel that the fire of Christ's love impels us (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14). We cannot wait until
the circumstances are favorable; we must do whatever we can now. We have already experienced
Christ's love. Why are we waiting to share it? What holds me back from a greater surrender to the
work of evangelization?
Conversation with Christ:
Lord, like Saint Paul I
have been touched by your love,
and I have heard your command to go out and spread
the good news. I renew my trust in your companionship,
and I resolve to do all
I can to bring your Gospel to others.
Help me to keep my eyes on
Today I will share a thought from the Gospel or from the
Holy Father's teaching with at least two people whom I encounter.
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