“Go into the world announcing the good news. You have a means to do it. Enjoy the joy of sharing. Be messengers of peace. Take love to the world.” Choose Only Love bk.2, 21:II
What better way could we spend a life than to follow the directions given in this quotation? What is the good news? Simply that we are beloved of God, the beloved of God. He stands with us in every earthly dilemma, every quandary, every mystery. He may not take away every mystery, but if we bear with him patiently, the dilemmas and quandaries lift.
How might we announce the good news? We won’t seek to recruit others to our way of life, unless they express obvious interest in knowing how we live. We will turn off others if they are not ready for a change, even a change for the better. So announcing the good news, when and where, needs deep prayer. We need to discern when and where to offer the message. Our own way may not, ultimately, answer the needs of our brothers and sisters if they are in a different place from ourselves, mentally and emotionally.
So depend on guidance in this delicate matter of influencing others. But when the time is right, and the person before us is right, we can enjoy the joy of sharing. And they too will be enlivened.
Offering peace and love to the world is a less delicate matter than sharing the good news of what we have found in God. Peace and love are always welcome.