In so doing we are empowered to unceasingly embrace our identity as soldiers of the Church Militant and to follow Christs command to go out into all the world, to proclaim a vision of human life and dignity that challenges the increasingly anti God and anti-human viewpoints and lifestyles of secular society. We may not believe that we can speak truth and life, hope and love, mercy and salvation into the lives of others on such a battlefield, but Jesus promises that He will give us “an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict.”
There are people around us whom Jesus wants to save, just as he saved us. We all know someone who needs to hear this message. We are his messengers who "give testimony," of the Good News of Christ's Kingdom. He wants us to tell them the truth by our words and in the way in which we live.
Our mission won’t always be easy, but a solid relationship with Christ will help us face those times when it’s tough for us to do the right thing and when it’s so tempting and easy to take shortcuts. We can count on the grace we receive in the sacraments of encounter with God, to strengthen us to endure the actions of those who will always hate the Gospel message and who find it so threatening they are compelled to silence us at all costs, and to endure the suffering.
If we remain in Him, He remains in us and will give us that abiding interior peace and hope filled joy in answer to our prayer that we would be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Peace doesn't just happen; it's made.
CampusPadre is a college ministry Priest Chaplain with 30 years experience in youth and young adult ministry, who strives to let the Holy Spirit lead and challenges students to seek holiness above all.