July 3

Posted on Jul 3, 2020

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the Word, to speak the mystery of Christ…that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak” (Col 4:2-4). Sometimes we shrink from witnessing because we’re afraid of looking stupid; we fear we might not have all the answers. It’s good to look for helpful answers that thinking people ask. But it is also amazing to see how the Holy Spirit helps in providing answers just when we need them. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps 46:1). One thing we all should practice saying: “I don’t know the answer to your question. Can I get back to you on that?” Remember the man born blind. When asked things he didn’t know, he said, “One thing I know…” (Jn 9:25). You can always say, “I don’t know that, but here’s one thing I do know.” If you wait until you have all the answers, you’ll be in heaven, and no one there needs your witness.

Today’s Reading: Psalms 123-125 Memorize: John 1:29