August 29, 2020
Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful… Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong… (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)
Part of our responsibility as disciples of Jesus is to spread the Gospel message. This is easier said than done. It can be a bit daunting. We may feel we are not qualified to do this important work. We may feel like our relationship with Jesus is personal and be uncomfortable sharing our faith openly.
To address those concerns: Look at who Jesus called to be His disciples – fishermen, tradesmen, and tax collectors. Were they more qualified than us to do His work?
As for being uncomfortable sharing our faith, we need to get over that. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul offers words that may offer some comfort. We do not need to be the wisest or most powerful. The Gospel message can be delivered by normal, everyday people…just like us.
We simply need to speak with love and sincerity, and the right words will come out of our mouths.