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Tuesday, October 8, 2002

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Galatians 1:13-24
Psalm 139
Luke 10:38-42

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the thrill of evangelization

"The time came when He Who had set me apart before I was born and called me by His favor chose to reveal His Son to me." —Galatians 1:15-16

Some of those persecuting the Church will soon be preaching the faith they tried to destroy (Gal 1:23). People mad at God and others for not helping them will accept God's correction and make great acts of faith (cf Lk 10:40 and Jn 11:27). All around us, in quiet and dramatic ways, people are converting.

You can be part of this greatest of miracles, the miracle of salvation, by:

  • repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus as Lord,
  • praying and fasting fervently for persecutors and sinners,
  • being a witness for Jesus by sharing your faith, and
  • taking up your cross daily and suffering for love of Jesus (Lk 9:23).

Jesus continues to catch lots of fish — big fish (see Jn 21:11). To fish with Him and to be part of the life-changing excitement of His saving grace and love, we need only have faith and love enough to lower our nets for a catch (see Lk 5:4). Don't miss out on life by missing out on conversion and evangelization. Share your faith.

Prayer:  Father, fill me with joy over one repentant sinner (Lk 15:7, 10).

Promise:  "Truly You have formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother's womb. I give You thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made." —Ps 139:13-14

Praise:  James took the opportunity to witness for Jesus to a stranger during an elevator ride.

Reference:  (For related teaching, order our leaflet, Mission Impossible, or our audio tape AV 46-1 or video V-46.)

Nihil Obstat:  Reverend Richard L. Klug, April 10, 2002

Imprimatur:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 18, 2002