10/29/2013 (2 years ago)
Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)
The call to evangelize has been an essential part of our Catholic nature and fiber since the time our blessed Lord walked this earth. He told His apostles to "go make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit".
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CANASTOTA, NY - He did not then, nor does He now, teach that one Church is as good as another. Jesus has called all of us to be members of His One, Holy and Apostolic Church.
Over the ensuing centuries, we Catholics have frequently failed to heed His command, even in current times mistakenly and tragically acting like this was no longer our mission.
In the early days of Christ's Church, it was risky business to be Catholic - persecutions, lions, crucifixions, martyrs come to mind. Yet one by one, the early Christians willingly and courageously shed their blood, surrendering their earthly lives for the eternal one promised them by Jesus Christ.
It was their willingness to give up the bogus pearls this world offered for that unseen eternal treasure God promised them that attracted so many to follow their example. It was common for those observing the early Catholics to comment: "See how much they love each other". Their death evidenced the depth of their love for the God who created, loved and died for them.
Our Lord knew we would never have enough priests to satisfactorily harvest the souls He created. It was His plan from the outset that we lay Catholics, who profess to follow Him, would draw others to Him and to His Church by the manner in which we lived our lives.
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