I read a story about an elderly man who was admitted into a hospital for treatment. A nurse was asking him routine questions to complete the hospital forms. She asked him, “What is your religious preference?” The old man responded, “I’m awfully glad you asked that. I’ve always wanted to be a Catholic, but no one has ever asked me. You’re the first one.”
This story raises an important question. Why do so many of us hesitate to share our faith with other people? If we believe the Gospel is the good news, why don’t we share it with others?
In today’s gospel, Jesus is reading from the prophet Isaiah. The words of Isaiah are telling about Jesus’s ministry: “proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind, let the oppressed go free.” Isaiah is speaking about the love of Jesus.
As we listen to Jesus’s words and follow His teaching of love, we pass on Christ’s message. We do this by our example. By staying true to the teachings of Christ, we will share our faith with others.
Sincerely in Christ,