You, Too, Are Being Sent Into The World

3 May

Not a word nor a discourse
whose voice is not heard;
Through all the earth their voice resounds,
and to the ends of the world, their message.  (Ps 19:4-5)

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Ss. Philip and James, Apostles.

The word “apostle” means “one who is sent.”

Philip and James were called by Jesus and sent into the world to proclaim the Good News.

But, it doesn’t stop there.

You and I are called by Jesus just as well.

You and I, by the virtue of our baptism, have been commissioned to proclaim the Good News.

It is a very simple message.

What makes it so messy is that the world calls us quite loudly as well.  The world wants us to proclaim its own “good news”.  The world tells us that it is perfectly fine to use anyone to get ahead.  The world tells us to ignore the plight of others as long as we are getting what we want.

The world is wrong.  Quite wrong.  Tragically wrong.

This day, make sure that the Good News you proclaim is that of the Lord.

FAITH ACTION:  Try to determine something that you can do — word or deed — to show others that you, indeed, believe in Jesus Christ.