Go out to all the world and tell the Good News. Ps 117

21st Sunday http://usccb.org/bible/readings/082519.cfm

The Responsorial Psalm 117 tells us,

R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

Praise the LORD all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!


R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
For steadfast is his kindness toward us,
and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.


R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

An Apostle is one sent on a mission. The Apostles were sent out into the world to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ and we too are to heed the instruction of the psalm to “Go and tell.”

We need not go too far from where we are because the world immediately around us needs to hear the message as well.

God love those who travel to foreign countries as missionaries to share the Good News of Jesus Christ but my mother always told me (among many other things), “Bloom where you are planted.”

Good advice no doubt. Those around us need to see and hear the message of Jesus Christ where they are planted and it may be right next to you. You don’t need to be a street preacher, a teacher, a theologian to share your experiences of Jesus Christ.

Reflection:

So what is the Good News that the world needs to hear? What three of four lines tell the story for you?

Do others see the Good News lived in your life? Are your actions congruent with your words?

Do you believe that you are sent with a mission by Jesus Christ? Take some time with this one. What is the mission that only you are called to do? Unique people have unique missions, and you are unique with you gifts, talents, circle of influence, in this time and in this place?

Are you blooming where you are planted? (My mom wants to know!)

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