by Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Sisters Associate
In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks to the Twelve. “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light, what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.”
Jesus is speaking to us also, each one of us!
Knowing God’s Word, the Truth, is a gift. But, with that gift, is the responsibility to spread the Good News to others. We are asked to reach out to our brothers and sisters to spread the love and mercy of Jesus. We are asked to feed, to cloth, to comfort, to heal, to encourage, to accept, to open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts to the needs of others.
God made us all, God loves us all unconditionally. We are called to do the same for each other.
Jesus also told the Twelve, “Do not be afraid. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.”
Let us pray every day that the Holy Spirit gives us courage and strength and guides us to do God’s will.