We are sent.

When Jesus ascended to Heaven, he left us behind to continue the job of bringing people to his Father. Bringing someone to God is rarely the result of just one person’s efforts on one particular day. Usually a series of people contribute over time. God uses each of us to plant seeds that eventually lead to a joyful harvest of a soul in the garden of Heaven. However, we can plant seeds for the harvest each day:

Answer questions.
A person seeking God may have lots of questions about him or what a relationship with him is like. A great way to evangelize is to help find the answers. Keep a Bible and a Catechism handy for quick reference.

Walk away.
Not everyone feels comfortable “counseling the sinner.” When friends or colleagues tell dirty jokes or gossip, your best option may be to walk away. If someone asks you why, take the opportunity to plant a seed of your faith.

Sponsor a Catholic school.
Catholic schools are one of the most effective forms of evangelization, yet they usually have more needs than funds. Include your parish school or other local Catholic school on your regular list of charities to which you donate. What a great way to sew seeds of faith in the next generation.

Remind yourself daily of God’s love for you.
When we are conscious of God’s peace and presence in our lives, others will notice and want to share in it.

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest" (Matthew 9:37). It is amazing that the God of the universe want us to work in his fields. We are sent.




 


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