Friday 2 May 2014

Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter

How urgent is the Good News to us? Are we enthusiastic and ever-ready to give our all and risk our lives to go forth and preach the Good News? In today's reading, St. Paul tells us: "life to me is not a thing to waste words on, provided that when I finish my race I have carried out the mission the Lord Jesus gave me – and that was to bear witness to the Good News of God’s grace." Here, we see how St. Paul was more concerned about preaching the Good News, even to the extend of facing persecution and endangering his life.

What about us? Have we become comfortable with our lives on earth, and preaching the Good News seems to be less important? Are we becoming more and more complacent as Christians? Are we losing sight of our mission the Lord Jesus has given us, just He had given Paul, that is to bear witness to the Good News of God's grace? Let us not squander our lives away in only things which are temporary here on earth. Are we willing to change and finish the race, just Paul had done?

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