In today’s politically correct society, many Catholics feel that it is not appropriate to share their faith with others. This is based upon the idea that it is offensive to impose our beliefs on others. Somehow, sharing the truth of the Catholic Faith has become associated with intolerance. Unfortunately, this is not the teaching of the Church. As Catholics, we are directed to share our faith with others. Why? Because we possess the fullness of truth and should not keep it to ourselves. There are many people who don’t know about Jesus and need to experience the peace associated with following Him.
The following verses from the Second Reading of today’s Mass should make our mission very clear:
This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was given at the proper time. (1 Timothy 2: 3-6)
Do you really want to keep the “Good News” to yourself?