You’ve Got Beautiful Feet!

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But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone to preach?
And how can people preach unless they are sent?
As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!

from Romans 10

There is so much coming our way as a Church: Advent, Christmas, a Jubilee Year of Mercy. Contained in these events are many ways for us to be engaged about our faith and also to help us engage others. The graces available in these coming months provide an excellent opportunity to let your light shine and to spread the Good News throughout the world. And as St. Paul points out in today’s reading from Romans, so many are counting on YOU to be the one that brings that Good News to them.

People sometimes think evangelization means being very forward about our faith and “preachy” as they say. Sometimes, a situation does call for a very direct and forthright message, but most of the time our call is to share the Gospel in simple yet profound ways. Dr. Jeff Mirus shared a few years ago 10 Ways to Effective Evangelization that I think every person of faith should read. Who we are and how we live is always more important than what we say. When people are seeking the MAIN THING about Jesus, they should be able to see what that is just by getting to know you.

You are an important part of God’s plan. There are those whose path you will cross and they might not get a chance to meet the Christ through anyone other than you. Where you walk on this earth will lead you to people and places that need the healing power of a relationship with Jesus. Let your feet take you to them and let your actions become more profound than any words. And yes, your feet will be seen as so very beautiful.

Be sure to click on photo above to see how 2 women are working to change a little corner of the world. One little corner at time; One pair of feet at a time.

This entry was posted in Catholic, Catholic Living, Discipleship, Evangelization, Faith, Mercy, Pope Francis, Spirituality, Stewardship, Theology and tagged , , , , by Tracy Earl Welliver. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

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