Two days ago, I asked who ensures that Catholicism (or Christianity) remains a religion that attracts people.
I do not have an answer, but I believe that, ultimately, it is the will of God that determines the number of Catholics (or Christians).
What is important is that we contribute to God’s plan by being faithful to our calling. The number of Catholics (or Christians) is immaterial. As Rev. Louis J. Putz, C.S.C noted,
God is using us; God needs us to accomplish the work; this is a great joy. Without our help, God cannot bring about the miracle that God intends to affect in each of us; through us but not without us.Louis Putz.
Also, like the woman at the well, in today’s Gospel (John 4:5-42), we seek the spring of water welling up to eternal life. And just like Jesus had a conversation with the Samaritan woman, we have a role in having conversations, i.e. sharing the good news.
As the reflections in this blog do, it is essential to note that the emphasis is not on proselytising but rather on loving and honouring God and loving and honouring our neighbour.
We cooperate with God, to enable him to achieve his plan.
What opportunities do I have to love and honour God and my neighbour?
Today’s Gospel, saw Jesus bring many to the faith, through His conversation with the Samaritan woman.
Do people we interact with, think highly of Catholicism (Christianity), because of our behaviour?
What can I do today, to help people understand that Catholicism is a religion of love and justice?
Author: Greg Lopez