Zechariah’s response to the angel Gabriel reveals a common human trait to doubt good news. May we confront this behavior in our hearts as we seek recognize the Lord at work in our lives each and every day.
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The Lord’s words inspire and challenge us to receive the Good News into our hearts as we live God’s Word every day of our lives.
Luke’s Gospel reveals the Lord’s drive to travel and announce the Kingdom of God, and as His disciples this same urgency underscores our need to proclaim our faith to all we meet.
The feast of the Apostle, Bartholomew, inspires us to live our faith as we go out into the world and the tell the Good News to those around us.
Using parables of the treasure and the pearl, Jesus teaches us that the Kingdom of Heaven is our priority above all else.
Study: Recall a time when you received really good news. How did it affect your life?
Pray: Reflect on the blessings of your life – perhaps even make a list – and take a moment in your prayer to thank the Lord.
Serve: It’s easy to take our blessings for granted; look for a way to help someone in your life recognize the gifts they have been given.
There is a lot of Good News in the readings this week:
- 1st Reading – Elisha offers hope to an aging couple
- Psalm – “For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.”
- 2nd Reading – Paul reminds us that we have died and risen with Christ
- Gospel – Christ invites us to put Him first in our lives
As much as the world might try at times to make us think that bad news sells, deep in our hearts we long to hear Good News – words that inspire, give us hope, and energize our lives.
Good News reminds us that the Lord has a plan for our lives and invites us to trust as we make Jesus Christ the center of what we say and do. Good News is not “pie-in-the-sky” that says just hang on long enough as you’ll get your reward; rather, we keep going because every day (good or bad) has unique lessons that can draw us closer to God and one another. Good News proclaims that not only is there something fantastic at the end of the journey, but that the Lord himself will accompany us every step of the way.
Where do you see Good News in your life right now? Where have you recognized Jesus Christ at work in your life? Take a moment to thank the Lord for the blessings you have and help others to see the ways that they have been touched by God’s grace. In other words: proclaim the Good News!
Note: This post was first published on June 26, 2017.
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.
As St. Paul heals a crippled man and directs the people’s praise to Jesus, we understand that a fundamental part of our discipleship is to be agents of God’s healing in the lives around us.
As Saul and Barnabas are chosen by God for a special task, we see how the Lord continues to call each one of us today to go forth into the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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.