Psalm Reflection: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

“So that my glory may praise you and not be silent. O Lord, my God, forever will I give you thanks.” - Psalm 30:13

If you were accused in a court of law of being a Catholic, would there be enough evidence to convict you? We live in a world that is comfortable with merely tolerating one another, but tolerance is not love. If you believe with your whole heart that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, then that should be a message we desire to share with everyone. Not to shove it down their throats, but to witness to the beauty that we know so that they might know it too. Are you silent or too comfortable in your faith? Nowhere in scripture does it say, “go forth and be docile, sharing with no one what I have told you.” Part of being a Christian is wearing our faith on our sleeves and inviting other people to know Jesus Christ. Maybe that is simply done in asking people how you can pray for them, wearing a crucifix, adding a Bible verse to your email signature or your Instagram bio, or saying grace before every meal even at work or in public. These are small doors we can open into conversation with others to share the beauty of our faith. This week find ways you can try to make your faith more visible, not to bring attention to yourself, but to God so that others might encounter Him through you. Share them with us so we can try them too! We are praying for you.

See you in the Eucharist.

Matt & Jenna are two Catholic best friends, youth ministers and worship leaders seeking to encourage, inspire & grow closer to Christ and His Church.