It is such a blessing to know that we have been created by God freely to share in his own blessed life! It is for this reason that at every time and in every place God draws close to man! God draws close to us; he continually calls us to seek him, to know him and to love him! Not only does he do this but he also makes us apart of his direct family! To accomplish this he has sent us his only Son as Redeemer and Savior, in his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.

In the excerpts from the Catechism today we learn that all those who have welcomed Christ’s call freely respond to it and are urged by the love of Christ to proclaim the Good News everywhere in the world. In this year of faith I challenge you all to be captivated by Christ’s love for you in your lives and be transformed by that love and continue to transform the lives of others by proclaiming His GOOD NEWS!

May the Lord Jesus reveal Himself to each one of you, that He will give you the strength to go out and profess that you are Christian. May God bless you, and may the joy of Jesus be always with you. Amen.