Each one of us has a role to play in the evangelization of the world. There is a need for many on the frontline who will actually preach the Gospel to unbelievers or those who have fallen away from the faith for one reason or another. There is equally an important role for those who work behind the scenes to support these missionaries to enable them to perform their service of the Gospel. If each of us does as God asks, then we can be sure that He will bring about the increase in the Kingdom of God that He desires.
9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11 For the scripture says, ?No one who believes in him will be put to shame.? 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him. 13 For ?everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.? 14 But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? 15 And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ?How beautiful are the feet of those who bring [the] good news!? 16 But not everyone has heeded the good news; for Isaiah says, ?Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?? 17 Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. 18 But I ask, did they not hear? Certainly they did; for ?Their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.?
P S A L M
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
R: The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
7  The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul; the decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. (R) 8  The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the command of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eye. (R) 9  the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, all of them just. (R) 10  They are more precious than gold, than a heap of purest gold; sweeter also than syrup or honey from the comb. (R)
G O S P E L
The apostles responded to a very simple call from Jesus to follow Him. One of the signs of the work of the Holy Spirit is when the call is simple and easy to understand. God knows that we have difficulty dying to ourselves so He keeps things as simple as possible so that we cannot make excuses easily. When we hear God calling us, let us pray for the grace to respond as generously as the apostles. That way His Will will be done in the world, namely that the Gospel will be proclaimed to the nations. Let us do all that we can to help in bringing about this goal.
18 As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. 19 He said to them, ?Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.? 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.
think: Each of us has a role to play in the evangelization of the world.
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