Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tenth Saturday of Ordinary Time

So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

The thought of being an ambassador of Christ can be one that slips our minds in the day-to-day business of our lives, but it is something we should do our best to keep in mind. Wherever we are, as Christians, we are called to shine forth the goodness, love, and mercy of our Heavenly Father. We are called to imitate Christ and bring him into the lives of those around us… no matter who they are. We are called to reconcile ourselves and others to God through our acts of kindness, love, and mercy. We are new creations in Christ and as such we should put on the spirit of Christ in our every thought, word, and work so we can be the best ambassadors of his message to the whole world.

Are we carrying out our mission to be ambassadors of Christ? How are we bearing witness to the goodness, glory, love, and mercy of God? Are we making every attempt to reconcile ourselves and others with God?

O Lord, make us good and faithful ambassadors of your Divine Will.


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