Thursday, October 4, 2012

They'll Know We Are Christians

Today’s gospel is from Luke 10: 1-12.  In this gospel the Lord sends his followers out on a mission to spread the news of the Lord to the towns in which he planned on visiting.  He says, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few: so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” 

Today we can interpret this as the Lord asking us, His followers, to go out and spread the Good News to those among us who may not have heard it or may not believe in it.  Now, going out and proclaiming to the world that Jesus is the Lord is not my strong suit.  In fact, even the word evangelization frightens me.  But there are more, and possibly more effective, ways to spread the Word of God than preaching to strangers on the street or going door to door.  I feel the most effective way to spread God’s word is merely to live your life in a Christ-like manor.  When you walk, talk, and act like a Christian others will take notice and it will inspire others to do the same.  This always reminds me of the song in church that goes, “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”

Today, can you think of a time when you showed God’s love to someone else?  If someone spotted you in a crowd, would they know that you are a Christian by the way you act?

Since today is the memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, I figured a quote was fitting.

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”  -  Saint Francis of Assisi


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