St. Paul’s time and energy in Corinth reveal the powerful opportunity he had to share the Gospel. When the chance presents itself in our lives, may we respond with the same intensity as we witness our faith in Christ.
St. Stephen’s faith gets noticed by a hostile group of people who strive to oppose him. His example reveals a simple truth: a vibrant faith in Christ will draw people…and sometimes require us to stand our ground.
On this Feast of St. Mark the evangelist we are reminded that all of us are called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ – by our words, actions and example – so that others can see how the Lord brings power and joy to our lives.
The Lord gives his authority to the Twelve Apostles and sends them out to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven. This is our legacy of faith; like those first apostles we are empowered by the Lord for service in the world. Now get to work!
The Lord commands the disciples to “go into the world and tell the Good News.” Our faith today is built on the witness of those who have gone before us. But the command of Jesus applies to us as well…prompting us to consider how we will proclaim the Good News to those around us today.