Saturday 20 May 2017

About Today Readings

St Bernadine of Siena.
Acts 16:1-10. Palms 99(100):1-3, 5. John 15:18-21.

Let all the earth cry out to God with joy — Palms 99(100):1-3, 5. John 15:18-21.

‘Because you do not belong to the world, the world hates you.’

It’s not always comfortable being a Christian—or at least it shouldn’t be. Paul and Timothy spread the Word of God and the teachings of the apostles further than ever before. There was seemingly no hesitation. Jesus’ words remind us that what they did was not an easy task, and that same task remains ours today. We are called to share the Gospel message, no matter what the cost.

Do we allow the possibility of discomfort? Is our faith important enough to share with those around us? Do we speak the words as well as walk the talk? Pope Francis is calling is to revisit these questions and to share the joy of the gospels with those around us. How can we do this today?

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