Reflection for Feb. 4, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Verbal and nonverbal communications

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Preaching the Gospel at all times takes on many forms; here are a few ideas

by Sister Agnes Fischer

In today’s second reading St. Paul tells us, “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel.” So how do I do this?

  • I live my matrimony in such a way that I witness to those around me a true image of God’s love.
  • As a parent I show my children and grandchildren cause to really call God “Our Father”.
  • At home, school, factory, office, or business my enthusiasm to be a Christian is caught by those around me.

In other words, as Jesus says in today’s Gospel: “Let us go to nearby villages and preach there also.”


3 Comment(s)

  • Father William Jacobs: Friday, February 2, 2018

    I like the questions - very appropriate for all of us. God Bless you! Father Bill Jacobs

  • Linda: Friday, February 2, 2018

    "Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted." Ps. 147

    I like the Psalm and its refrain. For me, it sums up 'the work of God.' And as I see so much broken-heartedness, broken spirits, broken lives today, I feel a particular calling to listen - and listen more deeply - to the pained and sorrowed spirits of others. In listening this way, I experience what Paul describes,
    "All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it." (1Corin. 9:23) And what St. Francis came to know, too: "It is in the giving of ourselves, that we receive."

  • Michael: Friday, February 2, 2018

    It is in the giving of ourselves...