Sometimes, when we have worked on a mission and we don’t see a succession on the horizon, we wonder who will continue the work. Jesus has always worked, he has always found witnesses of faith. He will continue to find some.
Let’s never think that it is our mission, but Jesus who sends us in a mission to evangelize.
A little push toward Jesus and it doesn’t take more so that each person feels Loved and becomes transformed, respecting their own pace. Only Jesus can win the world, to the extent that people in the world turn to him:
“I myself will look after and tend my sheep.” Ezekiel, chapter 34, verse 11
How difficult it is to leave him his sheep. To take charge of Jesus’s sheep is to stand before him, when it’s better to let him reach hearts.
Are we disappointed of people who don’t seem to be converting to God? The question would be: Do we try and do too much? Do we take Jesus’s place? Do we leave him his people? We then become bridges between the world and Jesus as soon as we understand that he’s the Evangelizer, he’ll convert.
God himself says that it is he who brings back the sheep. Let’s be happy to serve as his research instruments. And let the Holy Spirit touch their hearts:
“The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal.” Ezekiel, chapter 34, verse 16
The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Let's evangelize, Normand Thomas