The spiritual life helps us reconcile and embrace the fullness of our living. The Good News is not just good news, but all the stories of grace and blessing – the books being written in our very lives. We proclaim, kerygma (Greek), Christ crucified and his being raised from the dead by the Father. That is the paschal mystery – we come to life by letting go.
We must consider all as blessing, for nothing happens without God's concurrence. With the wisdom of years we come to a deeper understanding of how God walks with us – is concurrent – in all things great and small. Like the disciples making haste for Emmaus, we sometimes fail to recognize the Christ in strangers who accompany us on our journey. We are blessed by people who share our joys and accomplishments; family who offer us shelter in body or spirit as Mary embraced the crucified Christ; trusted friends who stay with us in good times and difficult as John did; companions who wipe our tears in comfort as Veronica did; or weep for us as did the women of Jerusalem; or bystanders who help carry our cross as Simon was chosen. Along the way, we discover the fullness of blessing.
Not all of us have been given the gift of preaching, but all of us share the responsibility to tell the stories of God’s abundant blessings. What are the simple ways you have discovered to proclaim the Good News in your daily life?
The Five Loaves ™ 2015
This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. – John 21: 24-25