Jesus’ public ministry commences after His baptism in the Jordan River and as John the Baptist is arrested. It is then that he withdrew into Galilee and his public ministry begins in earnest. Is this when the light first shines? If you say it was shining at Bethlehem at his birth, I won’t argue with you. If you say it was shining in the Temple when Jesus at age 12 astounded the teachers there, I won’t disagree with you. But there is a real turning point and the beginning of His full-fledged ministry described in our Gospel Lesson...
Latest NewsletterGrace Notes 2023-01-25
One of the temptations in sharing the good news of the Christian Faith with another is the attempt to try to sell it for the comfort and good that brings. And I do mean ‘sell it’. This is a temptation and a mistake. It risks getting off to a bad start. It subtly puts the burden on our persuasion and can take some of the spotlight off the authentic message itself.
We have a tough and tricky task in bearing witness to our Lord Jesus Christ. No one said it would be easy. And we need every bit of wisdom that by prayer and listening closely to God’s Word we can glean.
Concerning our vocation as evangelists, we gain momentum by doing the little things that we have some confidence in doing. Lots of little things add up. Getting on with the task at hand builds confidence.