7th January 2019 Monday – Monday after Epiphany
1 John 3:22-4:6, Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25
“Go out and share your joy with all!”
Today, let us reﬂect on the gospel in relation to the words of Pope Francis:
“Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone. Instead of seeming to impose new obligations, they should appear as people who wish to share their joy, who point to a horizon of beauty and who invite others to a delicious banquet. It is not by proselytizing that the Church grows, but “by attraction”….This task continues to be a source of immense joy for the Church: “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance” (Lk 15:7).” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 14-15)
Question for reﬂection:
1) What strikes me about the mission that I, as a Christian, am called to do?