“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 16:15-16




Jesus said,

“Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News to the whole creation.

The one who believes and is baptised will be saved;

but the one who does not believe will be condemned.”


– Mark 16:15-16 (NRSV)






It is true that God acts directly on each person’s soul through grace,

but it must also be said that it is Christ’s will,

as expressed here and elsewhere in the Gospels,

that every baptised and professed Christian

should be an instrument or vehicle of salvation for others.


"On all Christians, accordingly, rests the noble obligation

of working to bring all throughout the whole world

to hear and accept the divine message of salvation." (Vatican II)


This is the mission that Christ gives each and every one of us to carry out in His name:

that we are to take Him to others;

that we are to spread the Good News.


Jesus emphasises the importance of this mission He gives us

when He encouragingly promises,

“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others,

the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.” (Lk 12:8)


So how do we set about carrying out the Lord’s will?


Among the many ways of spreading the Good News today,

is one that so many of us already use to share news about ourselves

and about whatever is happening around us that interests us: facebook.


So, may we suggest

that you consider using facebook every now and again,

whenever a passage from Scripture touches you so much that you feel you should share it with others.


You can make use of facebook, for example,

to share particular issues of the “Lamp…”.

And no, we are not blowing our own trumpet when we suggest this,

we are blowing God’s!


Please think about it,

pray about it,

accept and embrace God’s Word

and then gladly share it…share Him…with others.






Jesus, thank You for Your Word – help me live it.

Lord, thank You for Your Word – help me share it gladly with others.


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