Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
and your faces may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the Lord heard,
and from all his distress he saved him. (Ps 34:6-7)
Today is the celebration of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, two very different persons yet both called to proclaim the Good News in their day and age.
Peter was the apostle who went out to the Jews and Paul was the apostle who went out to the Gentiles.
Even though their backgrounds and approaches were different, each felt a passion about getting the news of Jesus out into their world.
You and I are called to proclaim the Word of God as well.
We may be radically different, may have come from different backgrounds, cultures, practices, et cetera. Yet, we are called by Jesus to continue His mission in our own world.
May we have the courage of the apostles today as we take the words of Jesus Christ to our fellow men and women!
FAITH ACTION: In prayer this day, ask the Lord to give you the grace that you need to go into the world and tell the Good News.