Thursday, April 23, 2015


Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66 Let all the earth cry out to God with Joy; John 6:44-51

"Then Philip opened his mouth and, beginning with this scripture passage, he proclaimed jesus to him."

What does it mean to proclaim Jesus to someone we meet?

Obviously, it means explaining scripture and who scripture introduces us to, Jesus.  But, it is more than that as well.

St Paul in one of his letters mentions, "learning Christ."  He also mentioned we should, "put on the mind of Christ."

How do we proclaim Christ to everyone we meet?  Both in good circumstances and in not so good circumstances?

How do we proclaim Jesus to the world with the words, actions of our life?

Jesus says this in the gospel today, "the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."

We must imitate Jesus if we are to proclaim Jesus.  Our flesh to must become like bread for the life of the world.  That is, the way we live in the flesh should become that vehicle in which Jesus is made known, proclaimed, experienced.

On this feast of St George, we too fight the dragons that keep us from living authentically our Christian identity that Christ can be made known.

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