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Use Words

Francis of Assisi

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

This “quote” is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi –I would like to challenge this thought –

Yes our lives have to be lived in a way that proves our faith but…

You cannot preach the Gospel without using words –

The word Gospel literally means – “bringing good news’ to proclaim, to tell.

The word preach means – “To herald, proclaim – to announce publicly –

So when Jesus said in Mark 16 – Go into all the world and preach the Gospel - He was saying – Bring the Good News to all the World by proclaiming it, announcing it publicly.

Paul asks this great question in Romans 10 –

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

You are called and commanded to preach! Don’t leave it for someone else to do –

By the way – St. Francis preached in up to 5 villages per day, to any who gathered --- using words -

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