#MyMassTakeaway: Evangelization

Today’s the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 4, 2018

My takeaway:

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#MyMassTakeaway: Evangelization. . Today our pastor talked about 3 advancements that revolutionized the world of writing. . 1. The alphabet. 2. The printing press. 3. The internet. . Each of these advancements made the written word more accessible. But one revolution is missing from the list. A revolution that affected, not the quantity of writing, but the quality. . The 4th revolution is THE WORD: Jesus Christ. Because of Him, through His power, our words have the ability to raise people to life. They have the power to CHANGE lives. . As a blogger, this was a very powerful message to me. Like St. Paul, I was a reluctant evangelist when I started out. I didn't want to be a blogger or a writer. I didn't want to share my thoughts or prayers publicly. . But God called me to this, and He led me here without any shadow of a doubt. And since starting out, I've come to embrace this call with a passion. . Now, I can see God's divine grace doing wonderful things through this calling. Every time I receive a message that my writing has brought them hope or peace, or has made a difference in their lives, it fills my heart with so much joy. I'm blessed that God has done these great things. These things don't come from me, but God works these things through me. . His gospel – His good news, the revolution that IS Jesus Christ… combined with the revolution that is the internet… have an amazing power. And I'm a firsthand witness to this. A witness to the change in people's lives, thanks be to God's great providence. . I pray today, that God gives me the grace to be a good evangelist. To always speak (or write) the Truth. To share the good news in a way so compelling that it moves people to change. That it moves them to draw closer to Christ. . And I thank Him for this unexpected calling. For this blessing that I didn't want and didn't ask for. I thank Him for the opportunity to get to know you all, my dear readers. For the privilege of sharing in some small part of your life. For the grace of witnessing the way God's grace and His Spirit move in you. . I love you, my readers. And I pray for you every day. May your encounters with me always lead you closer to Jesus. Amen.

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I thank Him for this unexpected calling. For this blessing that I didn't want and didn't ask for. I thank Him for the opportunity to get to know you all, my dear readers. For the privilege of sharing in some small part of your life. For the grace of witnessing the way God's grace and His Spirit move in you.

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