But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them… (Mark 16: 20)
As we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist today, we hear the Gospel account of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Before he leaves, Jesus sends his apostles into the world to proclaim the Good News to all creation. As members of the Precious Blood family, we also are sent to proclaim the Good News about Jesus Christ in a world filled with a lot of bad news. It is easy to let the bad news affect our emotional state of being. We can carry a cloud over us that affects all our family and work-place relationships. So, the commission of Jesus to us to proclaim good news is really important today. The world needs to hear about our experiences of the love of God.
As you reflect on your circle of influence, how can you proclaim good news through your words, body language, or listening ear today? Where is the cry of the blood calling you to speak good news to someone today?
Rev. Ron Will, C.PP.S.
Kansas City Province