Rejection of the Good News

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One of the hardest parts about being a preacher or someone who tries to share the faith with others is rejection. I firmly believe what Our Lord says in John 10:10: “I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” Put another way, if we want to have the best version of our lives as possible, then we have to welcome Jesus into our hearts. Anything less than full acceptance of Jesus and his teaching means that we will not have the best life possible. Unfortunately, not everyone is open to receiving the proclamation of the Good News. This is stated in Ezekiel 12:1-2: “The word of the LORD came to me:  Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house; they have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house” (heard in the first reading at Mass today). It is proper, I think, for us to have sadness on account of those who, for whatever reason, do not love Jesus or worship him at Mass. But, let us not cease to be ambassadors on his account!

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