Are we open to inviting in others into the God's church family?
If we receive a Christian we are receiving Christ. And if we receive Christ we are also receiving God the Father. Jesus is highlighting the union and community that God’s love produces.
Following Jesus means we are clinging to Jesus while also holding on to our neighbors. We receive Jesus through his Apostles and their disciples. And then we are meant to continue spreading God’s word.
Are we aware that we must have received God’s word through someone? And they themselves must have received it from someone else? Can we think about how Jesus was spread from his Apostles down to us today?
Let us think of how we can continue this flow of God’s love today. Our work will build upon the work of many disciples from many years ago. All we are asked is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and bring others to Christ.
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Maria E. Luevano‑Salazar shares her view on motherhood as a working professional. She draws inspiration from her childhood experience of seeing her own mother and other family members raising their children. Maria explains how being a mother has enhanced her appreciation of scripture and how she continues to express her faith in her family and her work place.