Serving the Word: 7th November


Luke 14, 15-24

“Go out into the highways and byways, and insist until they come in and my house is full”.

The Church “has been born in going out”, Pope Francis tells us. And also the Pope does not say that he prefers a wounded church to a sick church.

We do not become church when we concentrate on doing always the same thing and always the same people. Because old age itself makes us sick.

The Church is missionary by nature. And today, as always, it has to go out to the squares, the streets, the roads, the crossroads and the paths announcing that the banquet of the Kingdom of God is already prepared.

To go out to the “peripheries” where he will meet the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame. Those peripheries that can hurt us but that also cure us of many illnesses.

Think today of some of these peripheries to which you can go out and attend: those in need of love, companionship, food.  The peripheries of the world of the young, of the elderly, of the family. Dare to go there and proclaim the joy of the Gospel with your testimony.

The banquet of the Kingdom is already prepared, enjoy participating in it.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf


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