Serving the Word: Mk 9: 38-40

Mark 9, 38-40:
“Anyone who is not against us is for us.”

When at a prayer meeting or celebration they invite me or urge me to pray for “the poor sinners” I have a feeling of rejection.
I get the impression that they are inviting me to put myself on the side of the “good” to pray for those who are “bad”.
And I am very much aware that I need to put myself on the side of those “poor sinners”.
We can never believe that we have the exclusivity of goodness and that we are the only ones carrying the message of Jesus.
The apostles believed this and were corrected by the Master.
Favour the good wherever you find it. Wherever goodness sprouts and grows, there are the seeds of the Gospel.
Take care of these seeds, wherever they sprout, so that they produce the fruit that God wants.
Good day

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, CMF

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