FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
JANUARY 25, 2023
Third WEDNESDAY of Ordinary Time
CONVERSION of ST. PAUL APOSTLE
WORD of the DAY
Go into the whole world
and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. (Mark 16: 15)
How shall I live this Word?
Going around the world is, when we live in one place, relating in a certain way to all the people we meet. In today’s society, the dominant culture is increasingly erasing the presence of God. In this context, people find it more difficult to accept that He intervened in history to free us from our self-centeredness and realize His plan of love, for everyone to live in peace and in joy (cf. Galatians 5:22)
Unfortunately, this estrangement, besides coming from the dominant culture, is also due to our contradictions, hence the need for our continuous conversion to bear witness to the teachings of Jesus. Talking about Him, yes, but above all, showing how much He has changed us.
Help me Lord to transmit Your love in all the environments I frequent to show every creature Your holiness.
The Voice of Pope Francis Homily – St. Paul Outside the Walls 14 April 2013
Let us remember this well. We cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the concrete witness of our life. Those who listen to and see us should be able to read in our actions what they hear from our mouth and give glory to God! It comes to my mind a counsel that St. Francis of Assisi gave to his brothers. Preach the Gospel, and it is necessary, also with words. Preach with your life…witness. The incoherence of the faithful and the Pastors between what the say and what they do, between word and lifestyle threatens the credibility of the Church.
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