It’s the beginning of a new year, which means resolutions. Some of them we can keep, others we probably won’t. The point of resolutions is to make someone better. These could be resolutions towards health or financial goals, for example. One resolution we should strive for is a spiritual goal.
Although many believe St. Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the Gospel at all times and if necessary use words,” this is actually nowhere to be found in his writings or biographies. Instead, he reminded us, “And let them show their love by the works they do for each other, according as the Apostle says: "let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." This is a saying I live by. I struggle with meditation and even going to church on a weekly basis. But, going out and sharing my gifts to spread the Gospel is a strength of mine.
I volunteer to feed those who struggle during the holiday season. The passion I show for this is reflected at work. So much so that my store manager came down to help volunteer this year. He saw and still sees this passion I use to spread the Gospel at work. I make people interested in what I am doing by showing this fire.
So this year, let us work on a spiritual resolution. I am challenging myself and others to use the gifts that God gave me to spread the Gospel. What gifts can others bring to the table? I want to make 2018 a year to spread the Gospel. When it is absolutely necessary, I’ll use words.
Written by Bill Ramsey, YCP Omaha Team Member