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Good preaching means little without good works.

(Listen to my song  “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Mark 16:15

Jesus said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”

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If Jesus wanted the gospel to be proclaimed to “every creature”…then I’m thinking he meant something more than just saying words.

The gospel…or “good news”…is that God loves everyone and all of creation unconditionally.

How do you proclaim that kind of news to “every creature”?

You do it by treating them with love and care.

You do it be tending to all the earth with love and care.

And you can’t tend to creatures or creation if you are not aware of it all.

Presence is required…being present to what is…getting outside of your egocentric outlook.

Speaking the gospel is certainly a good thing…but fairly meaningless without doing the gospel as well.

Legend has it that St. Francis said,

“Preach the gospel often. And when necessary, use words.”

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Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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