REFLECT – While the Kerygma, the basic Gospel message, is expressed in a variety of ways, it generally comes down to the basic reality of God’s love, his entry into our world through the Incarnation, the saving work of Jesus, and the hope of heaven made possible through the grace dispensed by his body, the Church. The truth is so basic, but all too often we pass it by because of the familiarity of the message and perhaps even because we have become comfortable with the hackneyed ways it has been thrown around. But we cannot stand by and allow the greatest love story ever to be dismissed as cliché. During Advent, it’s especially appropriate to focus on the reality that “God has visited his people” (CCC 422). The Word became flesh and meets us in the here and now so that we can have eternal life in heaven in the then and later. This beautiful truth is a promise that goes beyond our wildest dreams.
SHARE – Perhaps today you might take a few moments to consider the shock and awe of the Gospel message and allow it to penetrate your heart more deeply. Then, having soaked it in yourself, remind a friend who has grown complacent in the practice of his or her faith of the great love of the Father who “sent his only Son” to set us free and make us new.
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This episode wraps up our series on the Gospel message. In this episode, Andy Lesnefsky talks about how the Gospel compels us out of our comfort. The Good News changes us and sends us out.
“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.– C.T. Studd”