Blessed is the man who doesnt fall away….

Good Morning !

Todays Gospel is from Saint Luke.. ( 7:18-23)

It reads as follows :

At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.  So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy  are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.  Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”

Anyone who is involved in ministry I believe has pondered this passage…

That means EVERYONE should read this passage and contemplate the last sentence.      ” And blessed is the one who does not fall away because of me”.      For every baptised christian in called to Ministry.    Every person is by virtue of your baptism is Priest,  Prophet and King.  You are called to the great commission to spread the Kingdom of God.

That does not mean you are required to become a preacher of the Word through standing on a soapbox or a pulpit or in the town square of  call out the Word in a loud voice.   Not everyone has the gift of preaching by word.  BUT EVERYONE has the gift of preaching by DEED.

It is by your fruits that you will be known.    People will look at you and say to themselves.. Is that how a Christian behaves ?  Is that how they should be ?

Everyone fails at some point.  You had a bad day at work, or you are upset about a difference of opinion you had with another person.   Your dog pooped in your shoe, or things have not gone your way lately.   Welcome to your daily cross.    Pick it up and come and follow me !       It is not what you have done.  Its what your going to do next.

While you breathe on this Earth, you have time to fix or ammend, or give love to another brother or sister who is hurting.     While you breath on this Earth, you have time to make a difference.  While you breathe on this Earth,  you have the time to help bring about the Kingdom of God here on Earth.

Blessed is the man who does not fall away, because of ME !

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