Preach

How are we sharing the good news of God’s unconditional love?

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Listen to my song “You’ll Lead Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Mark 6:7-8

He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts.

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Jesus clearly was teaching his students that words and beliefs alone were not enough.

Action was required.

As St. Francis is credited with saying, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”

Jesus expected us to follow him.

Jesus wanted people to be doers of the word.

He expected them to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit the imprisoned and welcome the stranger.

Jesus expected his followers to bring the message of God’s unconditional love to all in words and actions.

And he didn’t want possessions to get in the way.

Possessions in and of themselves aren’t the problem.

It’s our attachment to them.

So maybe we should all take an inventory to see what possessions are taking precedence over our desires to spread the love of God to the least of these?

How are we sharing the good news of Jesus with the world?

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Listen to the song of the day “You’ll Lead Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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