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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Bible. Wednesday, March 12. Lent 2014.

“The preaching of God’s word is the most far-reaching,
the most effective and also the most difficult ministry of all.”

People like stories.
They’re relatable.
They can be touching. 
They can challenge.
They can be comforting.

The Bible contains sacred stories.
These stories filled with hope,
with reason,
and God Alone.

Most people know of a story in the Bible,
even if they don’t understand why they know it
or recall where they heard it.

There is just that something about the Bible.
There is something that tells people it must be special,
it must be important,
it must have meaning,
it must serve a purpose.

We have this opportunity to share this most important of books.
But often times, it can be hard to do tactfully and effectively.
We’re afraid of offending people or we like don’t know how to explain it.
We are unsure of how to answer challenging questions.

“Preach the Gospel and if necessary, use words.”
-St. Francis of Assisi

This is one of my favorite quotes and concepts.
We don’t have to preach from the Bible on the corner
but I can try to love like Christ.

Your life might be the only Bible that someone ever reads.

Can you show someone today that Christ loves them?
Remember, words are not always necessary.

Show love.

This Lenten blog series is based upon St. Louis de Montfort's writings. Unless otherwise noted, all the phrases in quotation marks are taken from the book Jesus Living in Mary. 

1 comment:

  1. "Your life might be the only Bible that someone ever reads."

    Now THIS phrase is VERY thought provoking. In itself is SO much to meditate upon, to contemplate, to examine one's conscience.

    THIS phrase is going on a Post-It wall.