READ : Ephesians 6:19-20
My father was a recovered alcoholic for the last 28 years of his life. He let everyone know it was only the grace and power of the Lord Jesus that rescued him.
In the Alcoholic’s Anonymous 12 Steps, the twelfth step is “evangelism”: “Having a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
Dad once said that the twelfth step was as helpful to him as to the person he helped, because it always reminded him of where he had been and could be again if he started drinking once more. Evangelism does indeed help us as much as it helps others, as we continually see the power of God at work in others and ourselves. “Give and it will be given to you,” said Jesus (Luke 6:38).
If you begin to waver or fear, remember the power of God dwells in you through the Holy Spirit.
A Franciscan blessing states: “May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.”
Through your strength, O Christ, I can do all things. Amen.