Homily for Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

The refrain from our Responsorial Psalm today is the basic command to all the Baptized: to go forth to the world and share with others the Good News of our salvation in Christ, the Good News of the Gospel, the Good News of our mission as ambassadors of the healing presence of Jesus in world.

Our first reading tells us the story of Saul, (later Paul) on the road to Damascus. He has a terrifying encounter with Jesus that leaves him traumatized. In his recovery, he hears all about Jesus, and, as soon as he feels better, he begins to tell the Good News with great zeal, and he would do so for the rest of his life.

May we, too, fulfill that call with energy, dedication, and faithfulness to the responsibility that is ours as Baptized members of Christ’s Body, the Church.

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