"The people were filled with expectation and everyone wondered whether John might be the Messiah." (Luke 3:15 CET)
I think I have asked this before but I want us to think about it again. How are you at sharing? If you hear something you think is interesting do you tell anyone? Who? When? I have seen how we all come together to help, and share, when someone is having difficulty but what about when things are going okay? Or..... What about if you're excited about something? What about if you see, or hear, someone who seems to have an important message?
Think for a minute about how John shares the Gospel in the reading, this morning and the way it has people questioning if John is the Messiah. He answers the question in the next few verses but he also gives pretty clear directions in the previous few verses - if you have two coats share one. If you have plenty give to those who don't. (3:11) The other readings, today, also give directions about sharing -- Rejoice! Sing! -- in both Zephaniah (3:14) and Philippians (4:4). Rejoice and again I say rejoice! Two definite ways of sharing - talking (singing?) and giving to others. John is giving us an example of both. He tells people to share but he also explains (tells) about the Messiah.
How do we share? As Caregivers we are giving of our time and probably our talents. We might even be giving the second coat or the "extra" food. Are we, however, also sharing about God's Love? Something to think about........
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