The world deserves to know the truth about itself – Here I am, send Me. 

The world deserves to know the truth about itself. The truth partly comes from an amazement. Once any person is amazed by the beauty and power of nature, he or she might admire how much more beautiful and powerful is He who formed them. “For from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator.” (Wisdom 13:5). However, no one has ever seen God but only through His only begotten Son (J 1;18). Through Christ, then we know the truth and the Will of God and thus the purpose of existence of the world. In Him everything is revealed to its absolute fullness and we owe it to the world to pass it exactly as it was given to us. We must never preach other messages but only the one entrusted to us; we are only ambassadors of Christ making his appeal (2 Cor 5:20). “In Him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through Him and for Him. He Himself is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything. For in Him, all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him God was pleased to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross.” (Col 1:15–20). “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). 

As the world deserves to know the truth, which is Christ, it is duty of the Church to do it! The Church is compelled by God to do it! How terrible for her if she didn’t preach the Good News! (1 Cor 9;16). In Christ then, as the members of the Church we might express: “Here I am, send me”. However we must be well rooted in Christ and in the Teaching of the Church, so we are not turning to a different gospel- which is really no gospel at all. We must avoid any confusions and those who may try to pervert the gospel of Christ. (Galatians 1:6-7). 

Only then, if we are who we are ought to be, we are not only serving the world by bringing the truth about Christ, but at the same time we are the real yeast working in the world, bringing back everybody and everything to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Fr Stan

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