Sheep in the Midst of Wolves
My apologies for not posting sooner, schoolwork has been getting the better of me lately, but this was the Gospel on Friday (7/13) and I wanted to share it with all of you because of how inspired I was by it:
Jesus said to his Apostles: “Behold,I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town,flee to another. Amen,I say to you,you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”Mt 10:16-23
In this passage from Matthew, Jesus is telling us that we must spread His Word and bravely go forth in His Name even if we’re scared. He tells us to use caution, but wants us to have faith that we will know what to say and do what is right at the right time.
I know I’ve been posting a whole lot about proclaiming God’s word lately, but we are called to action in this day and age. We need to show the world our love and mercy and confidently defend our Catholicism! I know I’ve felt called to action lately, and the first step in taking action seems to be sharing it with all of you. So every time I hear His message and it is clear I need to make a change or step up, I am going to share it with you as well!
I know it may be difficult, even within our own families and friends to step up and speak the truth, but if they truly accept us for who we are, they will accept that we believe what we believe and we may even be able to convert others by our understanding and love. Remember, if you stay with Jesus, He will always stay with you and you will NEVER be alone! Although times are difficult, we have Him and we have each other!
God Bless, Juli