Advent Series: Soldier in God’s Army

Jesus sent out these twelve after instructing them thus,

“Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand’.”

– Matthew 10:6-7

When St. Francis Xavier arrived in a village, he rang a bell to summon the children, the idle and began teaching them about Jesus.

His mentor St. Ignatius writes:

“You can attract more people with a spoonful of honey than with a barrel of vinegar.”

What are we doing to bring people closer to Christ?
Or are we happy just saying a few prayers and being least concerned about others?

“Christians have a duty to proclaim the Good News without exception”

Pope Francis

If we shy away from telling others about Christ, it only means that we have not allowed Christ and the Holy Spirit to make any difference in our life.

Exercise
Think of one talent of yours which you can use to take forward God’s work: It may be drawing, writing, composing gospel music, web designing, etc. The web team will guide you, if you’re interested.

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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