Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saint Cyricus and Julitta
Preach the gospel always; if necessary use words. (attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)
One more thing: Jesus isn't looking for a theater troupe. However, church can be a place where people put on a show! Some of the "Amen's" said just a little too loudly, some of the prayer responses sung with a little too much style. While not judging, it makes me suspect of the sincerity of what a person is proclaiming. I think that is what Jesus' message is saying today. Being overt in your faith in a way that is off-putting does nothing to help spread the gospel, especially to our children. Rather, living a life of genuine love brought forth by private prayer, fasting and almsgiving, attracts more people to Christ.
Prayer:Lord Jesus, help me to be humble in my ministry as a mother. Let me not make a spectacle of my devotion, rather, help me to live my devotion to you. In your name I pray, Amen.
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