Let The People
Share The Good News,
Let The People Say, AMEN!
By Victoria Siedlecki
After almost two years of being inspired and motivated to become dynamic Catholics, our parish has now reached the last phase of the
Ignite Your Faith program. When asked if parishioners had any words of wisdom or thoughts on why they share the faith with others, it was pretty clear that these people have one thing in common... love for Jesus.
"I think when we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, Jesus can use us to help others. Our job is to help everyone He puts in front of us. We can offer our love and encouragement, listen to, help and most of all, pray for those Jesus places in our path. Even those people who are difficult. This is a way to evangelize and spread God's love."
"Evangelism doesn't come easy, but I share my faith because I can't help it. Sometimes when I get talking, especially about scripture, it just leaks out of me. Like Jeremiah said, "it is as if fire is burning my heart... I grow weary holding back, I cannot." (Jer 20:9). I also share it because Jesus said, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature." (Mk 16:15)."
"When I converted 11 years ago to the faith, it was like I was resurrected. The hell I lived without Jesus, the hopelessness, the darkness, there was no purpose for living... because I didn't know "the answer" to life. Now, though, I can say without a single doubt, that I do know the answer and I have a beautiful relationship with Him. The answer has always been, always is, and always forever will be Jesus. After Jesus saved me, why would I NOT share Him with others."
"I share my faith because I want everyone to experience the joy and freedom that comes with the intimate, grace filled, healing, and generous love a relationship with Jesus brings. It is the most precious gift I can give."
"The main reason I share my faith is to provide hope and comfort to those in emotional, physical, or spiritual pain. I strive to be more compassionate with those in need and one way I can do this is to accompany them on their life's journey and just be there for them. I am selective about who I share my faith with and sometimes say, "If you do not have a God that provides hope and comfort in your time of crisis or pain, please borrow mine!" Their degree of willingness to believe in God and Jesus is the key that opens the door to faith. I leave the results to God."