From the Deacon’s Desk September 26, 2021

Dear Friends:

As I read our first reading from Numbers (11:25-29), I couldn’t help but think about our Baptisms and how those Baptisms empower us to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we are baptized, we are given the authority we need to spread that Gospel. When we receive our first sacrament, we enter a very special place.  That doesn’t mean, however, that we have to get a soapbox and go preach in a busy mall. It doesn’t mean that we will preach at Mass or other church services. However, it does mean that, just like Eldad and Medad, we are commissioned to tell people what we believe.

We can do this any number of ways. The first way is by living a good Christian life. Our actions should always reflect that we are Catholic Christians. Another is when we hear something we know is against Jesus’ teaching or the teaching of the Church, we should try to defend what we believe. If you are unsure about something in particular, you can always come to one of the parish staff for help. We are here to help you.

It isn’t that hard to share what we love about something. We do it all the time. If we get a new car or house or something exciting, we are anxious to tell anyone about it who will listen. Wouldn’t it be great if we did that for our Lord? He gave us one heck of a deal, didn’t he? The faith we share is unique and special, why would we hesitate to share what we know about it?

Peace and All Good!

Deacon Jim