Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Reflection for Saturday January 25, Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Mark 16:15-18


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Gospel: Mark 16:15-18
Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
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My Reflection:
Transmission of communication nowadays is very fast, for example if we post something on the internet. And if the content of what we post is good, we could be assured that it will go viral, it could reach the farthest corner of the world.

During the time of Jesus transmission of communication was on a word of mouth basis. No internet and other high-end form of communication. It was simple word of mouth only. And yet the gospel was able to spread until it reached us. The key element in the spread of the gospel were the committed  apostles and Saint Paul whose conversion we celebrate today.

The desire of Jesus today is for us to become the modern day apostles to whom he could entrust the mission of evangelization. He trusts us that we could also proclaim the gospel using the many forms of hi-tech communication today.  

There’s no more excuse for us not to help Jesus spread the gospel because we have in our fingertips the internet. Let us exploit the use of this technology to reach as many souls as possible. For example, if we’ve been posting updates about ourselves using facebook, twitter, instagram and other forms of internet vehicles. Why not post quotations from the bible instead? Why not post something that would inspire others to take seriously their faith?  By doing this we inspire people and we perpetuate the teachings of Jesus and our faith.  

Have we done something to spread Jesus and our faith using the internet?

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