May 31: Feast of the Visitation instead of Saturday of the 6th week of Easter:
A thought for those who want to reveal the risen Jesus in their lifestyle.
Zephaniah 3:14-18 or Romans 12:9-16; Canticle: Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6; Luke 1:39-56
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord” Luke 1:46
Every Christian knows and can say, “ The Almighty has done great things for me.” But how many proclaim it?
Pope Francis wrote in The Joy of the Gospel:
9. Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very nature to grow within us…
10. Life grows by being given away… Those who enjoy life most are those who become excited by the mission of communicating life to others. When the Church summons Christians to take up the task of evangelization, she is simply pointing to the source of authentic personal fulfillment. For “here we discover a profound law of reality: that life is attained and matures in the measure that it is offered up in order to give life to others.”
If we are not talking about the Good News with others, we have to wonder whether we have really heard it ourselves. Announcing the Good News is not just something Christians do; it is something we are. At Baptism we were anointed—consecrated by God—to continue Christ’s mission as prophets, priests and stewards of the kingship of Christ. If we fail to do what we can, we fail to be what we are. But in doing what we are empowered to do, we experience “life to the full.”
PRAY: “Lord, act with me, act in me, act through me.”
PRACTICE: Share with others your experience of Christ.