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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ambassadors for Christ

"So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us." 2 Cor 5:20

I am always impressed when visiting a high school when an student ambassador greets me at the door and offers to accompany me to the chapel or the gym where we will celebrating mass. Ambassadors are usually very simply but nicely dressed, have a name tag that designates them as Ambassadors and are prepared to speak about the history and values of their school.

Today St Paul tells us that we are ambassadors for Christ which means that we are to present ourselves to others simply and gently, offer to accompany them on their path of faith and are prepared to speak of our experience and knowledge of Christ with humility and hope. Lent reminds us of this in powerful ways. We fast, pray and give alms, not to impress God or others, but to witness to the saving power of God's grace in our lives so that others might be drawn into the mysteries of faith.

Today, take a look back at your Lenten journey and ask God for strength to continue.

Who or what has been an ambassador of God's love for you?

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