Jesus inspired his disciples with the courage, faith and love to go into all the world and share the good news. Today we are part of this same mission. In order to carry it on, we need courage to cross the barriers of religion, politics, and language and witness to the good news by our lives. We need a reverent love to relate in the language of other cultures. We need compassion to hear the needs of others and act generously. It is through our lives of personal integrity that others may understand the message of hope brought through the words of Jesus.
May I live out the message of the Gospel.
What can I do to celebrate the good news within my circle of friends, family and colleagues? In what ways can I articulate the message with or without words? How can I live in hope?
Pay attention, come to me,
Listen, listen and your soul will live.
I tell you most solemnly, whoever listens to my words
and believes in the one who sent me, has eternal life.
We must all try to be preachers through our deeds.
Saint Teresa of Ávila
Bring the excitement of Jesus’ friendship to the world, wherever you find yourselves.
Within each of us lies a power greater than anything we will ever have to face.
Sometimes it reveals itself as a great force–at other times, as a deep, unfolding stillness. For centuries it’s been described as a burning fire. Yet, this power never imposes itself. Each heart decides to respond to its presence–and that decision sets the course for everything that follows.
Paula A. Darcy
Open you eyes, alert the ears of your spirit, open your lips and apply your heart
so that in all creatures you may see, hear, praise, love and worship, glorify and honor your God,
The Soul’s Journey to God
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
Keep walking in faith; you may be the only shining hope and the guiding light to help uplift those who are lost and knocked down by fear.