But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone to preach?
And how can people preach unless they are sent?
As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!
from Romans 10
There is so much coming our way as a Church: Advent, Christmas, a Jubilee Year of Mercy. Contained in these events are many ways for us to be engaged about our faith and also to help us engage others. The graces available in these coming months provide an excellent opportunity to let your light shine and to spread the Good News throughout the world. And as St. Paul points out in today’s reading from Romans, so many are counting on YOU to be the one that brings that Good News to them.
People sometimes think evangelization means being very forward about our faith and “preachy” as they say. Sometimes, a situation does call for a very direct and forthright message, but most of the time our call is to share the Gospel in simple yet profound ways. Dr. Jeff Mirus shared a few years ago 10 Ways to Effective Evangelization that I think every person of faith should read. Who we are and how we live is always more important than what we say. When people are seeking the MAIN THING about Jesus, they should be able to see what that is just by getting to know you.
You are an important part of God’s plan. There are those whose path you will cross and they might not get a chance to meet the Christ through anyone other than you. Where you walk on this earth will lead you to people and places that need the healing power of a relationship with Jesus. Let your feet take you to them and let your actions become more profound than any words. And yes, your feet will be seen as so very beautiful.
Be sure to click on photo above to see how 2 women are working to change a little corner of the world. One little corner at time; One pair of feet at a time.