Saturday of the First Week of Advent

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.  At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.”

Imagine how Jesus must feel today.  Millions of people are troubled and abandoned.  Surely He has the power to heal all of us, but that’s not the way His Father set things up.  First, we must understand that God the Father gave us free will.  We can do any stupid thing we want to do.  Besides, He sent His Son to die on a cross for our sins.  If we choose to ignore God, what is He supposed to do?

 

Jesus sent the twelve out to tell the world that “the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  In the same way He calls you and me to do the same.  Like Jesus, it breaks my heart to see so many people who could be healed but who don’t want to listen to the world of God.    Following Jesus isn’t easy.  It takes work which begs the question, “What can I, a professed Christian, do to ease their suffering?  Am I doing all that I can?  (OK, that’s two questions.)

 

Advent is a great time to examine our own actions; to ask ourselves what can I do to bring more people to Christ?  Spend time quietly reflecting on this and God will give you the answer.I

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