Reflection 56: The Good News of the Day

The secular world is filled with bad news.  The newspapers, talk shows, and other forms of media thrive on sensational and exaggerated tragic events to keep our attention.  And we, for our part, are often eager to share the latest gossip or criticism.  But what about the good news?  What about the news of God’s abundant Mercy?  How often are you fascinated by this message and how often do you seek to tell the world about the Mercy of God? (See Diary #164)

Reflect upon that which you are most eager to share with others each and every day.  Think about the joy you receive when you speak of the goodness and Mercy of God.  Look for opportunities, this day, to share some joy about how great God is.  Look for ways that God’s beauty and goodness have been evident this week and speak of His workings to those God puts in your path.

Lord, help me to turn from the sensationalism and negativity of the secular world.  Help me, instead, to turn my eyes to You and Your glory.  Give me courage, wisdom and love so that I may speak of You freely and joyfully.  Lord, You are the Good News that must be shared everywhere.  Help me to be a willing instrument.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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