Witnessing to the Good News

In today’s secular, technology-driven and materially oriented environment, God has been driven out from many places including some government offices. There could come a time when non-believers will outnumber and overpower believers. This might in fact be true already in some places.

And yet, I can also sense a deeper commitment and a more authentic witnessing among believers today. Pope Benedict, speaking from his European roots, was envisioning a Church with small numbers and lesser members but who would be more strongly committed to their faith. Pope Francis, coming from his Third World experience in Latin America, called for a stronger and simpler witnessing to our Faith by proclaiming the Good News to the poor, the peripheries, with humility and simplicity, in the ordinary actions of our everyday lives.

With my heart burning with the Spirit of truth, I will testify to the Risen Lord. For out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks out and testifies. A heart that is at peace will speak of peace. A heart burning with love will proclaim and do deeds of love. A heart filled with beauty will radiate that internal beauty in what it says and does. I will be sensitive and be open to the promptings of the Spirit within me.

Jesus said to the disciples, “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.
John 15:26-16:4

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