Paul did a lot of his evangelistic work using connections and relationships he had formed at earlier times. This is a wise way to spread influence no matter what it is you happen to be selling or promoting. We should follow Paul’s example and use the relationships that we have to further the work of the Gospel as much as we can. This is the call that we commit ourselves to at Baptism. Let us be faithful to this call and work to draw others into the Kingdom of God.
1 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. He went to visit them 3 and, because he practiced the same trade, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks. 5 When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching the Word, testifying to the Jews that the Messiah was Jesus. 6 When they opposed him and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your heads! I am clear of responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7 So he left there and went to a house belonging to a man named Titus Justus, a worshiper of God; his house was next to a synagogue. 8 Crispus, the synagogue official, came to believe in the LORD along with his entire household, and many of the Corinthians who heard believed and were baptized.
P S A L M
Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
R: The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
1 Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds; His right hand has won victory for him, his holy arm. (R) 2 The LORD has made his salvation known in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice. 3 He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel. (R) All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God. 4 Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; break into song; sing praise. (R)
G O S P E L
While we are still on earth Life is never going to be a life, that is devoid of suffering and trials. During these times the most important truth to cling to is the one where Jesus promises us that His grace is sufficient for us to conquer all things. If we hold firm to this truth, then everything is bearable and we will be triumphant in the end. The cross looked like a disaster at first but with the resurrection of Jesus we quickly see how it is His moment of triumph over sin and death.
16 “A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What does this mean that he is saying to us, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they said, “What is this ‘little while [of which he speaks]?’ We do not know what he means.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you discussing with one another what I said, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.”
think: The cross looked like a disaster at first but with the resurrection of Jesus we quickly see how it is His moment of triumph over sin and death.
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