Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Preach always and when necessary, use words – St Francis

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright. - Blaise Pascal

Gospel text (Lk 9:1-6): Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to drive out all evil spirits and to heal diseases. And He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He instructed them, «Don't take anything for the journey, neither walking stick, nor bag, nor bread, nor silver coins; and don't even take a spare tunic. Whatever house you enter, remain there until you leave that place. And wherever they don't welcome you, leave the town and shake the dust from your feet: it will be as a testimony against them». So they set out and went through the villages, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.

Jesus cannot be imposed on people. Jesus can be modeled for them, however. Our vocation is to love, as Jesus did. This begins with a smile, which each and every person can give away each day.

We are here to preach the Gospel not only with words, but with our lives.

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