Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 8, 1 – 3
Soon afterwards Jesus went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.
He went out with them to preach
1) He Traveled. To be like Jesus, we must be willing to move out of our comfort zone. We can no longer just hold meetings, or wait in our homes to evangelize. We have to go out and be the hands and feet of God. Jesus did not stay in one spot for long, He was constantly going to those who needed Him. Be like Jesus, be a bearer of life, love, and faith.
2) The twelve. The disciples followed Jesus and in doing so, they learned what they needed to know to evangelize others. To know how to be like Jesus, you must follow Him. We can’t literally walk with Him, but we can read His teachings and spend time with Him in prayer. The way of a disciple is to spend time with the Teacher and then go and spread the message. By walking with the disciples, Jesus taught us to be in community with God, sharing and giving strong testimonies of faith and showing us the importance of communion with others.
3) Women. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every woman who works for the glory of God. I want to thank you for teaching others about Jesus even when you are not valued for the work you do, or even when you are mocked. Thank you for the testimony you give. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, because like those women who followed Jesus, you will continue the message of Christ. Thank you for embracing the love of Jesus. Thank you for your service to the Church.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And remember, Heaven is our goal.