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Day 2 – Advent with the Saints
Making a Difference:
How can I overcome nervousness about sharing my faith?
Jesus came into this world in the quiet, humble, unexpected setting of a stable in Bethlehem. With the exception of a few shepherds and three magi, very few people heard of our Savior’s arrival into the world.
God wants us to share the good news of his coming into the world. We need to make space for silence and reflection, to hear what and how he is asking of us to do this. It isn’t easy. At times it can be “uncomfortable” sharing your faith. Standing up for things like Christian chastity, justice, and kindness is not exactly a formula for popularity.
God is calling you to make an impact on the world, to truly make a difference with your life. Do you hear his voice? Are you asking him for the Christian courage to hear that gentle and loving invitation of the Lord to do that one small thing you know will make a difference in the world around you and share your faith with others?
For a deeper reflection on God’s mission for your life, listen to Day 2 of our Advent reflections, “Advent with the Saints.”
Today’s Saint – St. Andrew
*Not familiar with Uncle Eddy?
Meet Uncle Eddy. Navigating today’s world is tough and all of us could use a nudge in the right direction. Figuring out the right path to take at work, college, or with friends is not always easy. Before making some of those big (or small) decisions, see what Uncle Eddy has to say. A pseudonym for Fr. John Bartunek, LC, Uncle Eddy, is an imaginary uncle who has been imprisoned for the Catholic Faith. Pointing toward the lives of the saints he sends a daily email with spiritual advice to his many imaginary nieces and nephews. You can sign up to receive these daily emails all year HERE.