Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/113012.cfm
Brothers and sisters: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The Scripture says,
No one who believes in him will be put to shame.
There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
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!
But not everyone has heeded the good news; for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us? Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. But I ask, did they not hear? Certainly they did; for
Their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
We are being called to evangelize. With all the resources we have at hand today, we must use them for the sake of the Lord. If we don’t do it, who will? If we don’t tell them, who will? We profess that Jesus is Lord with our mouth but are afraid to speak the truth to others. Am I brave enough to speak your truth? To go where you lead me? Are you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you sent your Apostles to speak your truth throughout the world. Give your Apostles today the strength and courage of those twelve. Help us to go throughout the land speaking your truth with the same humility and courage. Holy Spirit, fill us with the zeal to tell God’s truth. In Jesus name we pray, Amen
The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just