A shepherd may be knocking at your door!

Jeremiah 23:1-16; Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34

Last week Deacon McEnery told us about knocking on doors. We all had visions of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons knocking on our doors. Most of us when we have experienced this usually turn off the lights and hide under the coffee table, or open the door and grin and bear it. Afterwards most of us are annoyed that we were disturbed…but then we begin to think about what Deacon mentioned last week. Why don’t we see Catholics going door to door? Why do we put evangelism so low down on our priority list? Like Deacon said, I too had never had a Catholic knock on my door.

This last Tuesday as I was walking out of the Church three men came up to me. The one in front told me “We are here to tell you about Jesus and that the Kingdom is near.” I noticed the Bible in his hand and I thought, “Oh boy, here we go…I’m about to be asked if I have been saved!” Then I noticed that his Bible said “New American Bible” on the side, the Catholic Bible! Then I noticed that all three of them were carrying the Liturgy of the Hours, the Catholic Divine office. I then could no longer hear what the man was saying over my own thoughts. I immediately thought “does Deacon McEnery have some direct line to God? Is he just trying to one up me?”

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