Be the Gospel

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Each of us is called to be a channel of God’s love.

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

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Luke 10:1-2

After this the Lord appointed seventy[-two] others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”

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Jesus wanted his followers to spread the Good News of God’s unconditional love for all people.

So he sent them forth…but not alone.

He sent them in pairs.

Of course, at the time it was likely much safer to travel with a companion.

But I also think this speaks of the need to not be a lone ranger.

We all need support!

As followers of Jesus today, we are all called to share the Good News with others and to find support in others who also want to share that mission.

You and I are being sent as missionaries of God’s love.

In this regard, actions speak much louder than words.

Look to the example of St. Francis of Assisi.

Legend has it that he told one of his friars, “Preach the gospel always and when necessary use words.”

Whether he said it or not…it fits how Francis lived his life.

The question for each of us to answer is: Would others know who Jesus is…by witnessing our words and actions?

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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.

Stream 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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