Daily Reflection (4-21-18): “For our gospel did not come to you in word alone, but also in power and in the holy Spirit and with much conviction.” [1 Thessalonians 1:5] The scripture verse today speaks of the many ways we are led in our faith journey. We can be inspired by the daily readings, a powerful homily or a beautiful worship song. God speaks to us in different ways, and we, as disciples, should be willing to share our stories with those who may not know Jesus. Our witness can be through our words, but it is our faith in action, in ministry and mission, that will share the living Lord with others. How can you be a part of our vision; to bring Jesus alive to others? Lord Jesus, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and allow me to let that Spirit shine through my ministry. Allow me to do the work of Your hands, to make Your gospel message come alive to serve my parish and my community.