Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord.  Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch.  For a whole year they met with the Church and taught a large number of people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

We are all called to spread the Good News in our own way. We do this through our ideas, our words, and our works. We do this by remaining faithful to the teachings of Christ, being firmly faithful, and allowing the Holy Spirit to fill us. We do this by becoming more and more like Christ, manifesting God’s Love and Mercy for all whom we meet. We do this by allowing God to send us forth to where He needs us and opening our hearts to the graces we need to do His Will. Then, and only then, will we deserve the name of Christians and become good and faithful servants of God and heirs to the Kingdom.

In what ways do we spread the Divine Word of Jesus? What can we do to prepare ourselves to be sent forth to proclaim the Good News? How can we imitate Christ more faithfully?

O Lord, fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we might be made worthy of the title of Christians.


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