Toward the end of his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul reveals a crucial spiritual principal: we foster our faith in Jesus Christ so that we can help pass it on to others. If we are not cultivating our love for the Lord, how can we share it with those we meet?
The Gospel of Luke reveals several insights regarding how we proclaim the Good News: we do it together; we go with the Christ’s blessing; we carry out the Lord’s task and let people make their own choice.
St. Paul offers us good news and bad news. The good news? The Gospel is open to all. The bad news we hear today applies to those who knew nothing of God’s saving work, but also didn’t exert any effort to use their minds to see the light of truth.
Having been chosen by Christ, the Twelve are now commissioned to do specific ministry in the name of Jesus. May we take to heart their example and actively seek our opportunities to serve the Lord today.
The prayer of Jesus in the Gospel of John reveals the crucial work we carry out every time we share our faith in Christ with one another. As we bring the Good News to the people in our lives, we foster Christian communion and extend God’s grace and mercy to the next generation.