What is the good news we proclaim? May 21, 2012 ^
By Sr. Marguerite Kelly, mfic
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What is the good news we proclaim?
Today’s readings bring us to the end of Jesus’ time with his disciples. We see the disciples going out and proclaiming the good news to the whole world, even while they are waiting for Jesus to return in glory. What is the good news that they proclaim? And why do the disciples go out and proclaim it? What sends them out?
To answer “why” let us look into today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Here we learn that the disciples can proclaim the good news because they have received instructions from the Holy Spirit. From gathering together as a community, from reflecting on the Scriptures, and from encountering the Risen Lord Jesus, each of the disciples has come to know in a personal the good news about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Spirit, stirring in their hearts, sends them out to proclaim the good news.
What, then, is this good news that the disciples discover and proclaim to everyone? It is that God is with us at every moment of our lives – from birth to death, and even after we die. God is always with us.
Let us, then, seek to discover the good news. At Eucharist, we too gather, learn from Scripture, and encounter the risen Lord Jesus. Let us be disciples and go out to proclaim the good news!