Open ears - open hearts - open minds - what gives? We have previously discussed opening our ears - hearts to Jesus - isn't that enough - now - why our minds? Truth be told - we need to be one hundred percent open - available - to God. As an instrument - as a disciple - we need to allow God to use our entire being - to minister to others. Even thought we may have an awesome - fantastic - relationship with Jesus - His Father - The Holy Spirit - that is not where it ends - nor should it be. When we came to Faith - when our lives became truly devoted to Him - that was not the end - rather the beginning. For many - their relationship is theirs alone - not to be shared with others. Once committed to Christ - any further development - change - stopped. Honestly - we are not for ourselves - the real mission - to help spread the Gospel message of Jesus - to draw others to Christ. It is not about church attendance - adding donations of money - time - to the parish coffers. It is all about community - gathering believers - to go to the four corners of the world to spread His message.
It has been over two thousand years since Jesus walked this Earth. One would think that was plenty of time to tell everyone about the Gospel - about God's Divine Mercy - His forgiveness - His acceptance of all - no matter what they have done - what they will do. People die - are born - every year - who never know the love of God. They walk among us - those who have heard - but not listened - have seen - but not seen - have witnessed from afar other's faith - but have never experienced it for themselves. As we journey through Lent - in addition to drawing ourselves closer to Christ - we need to bring others along - to share our experience with them - that they - for themselves - may hear - see - feel - open their hearts to Jesus.