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We heard today in the First Reading from Acts of the Apostles, the author Luke addresses the book to: Theophilus, just as he did his Gospel. Who is Theophilus? We are not sure, but Theophilus means “lover of God” and it might well be that the book is addressed to ANYONE answering to the name: Lover of God…
The Acts of the Apostles is intended to show how “Theophilus style Christians” continue the Mission and Ministry of Jesus Christ. Often, the Gospel is seen in all those little words and actions by us “Lovers of God” that reflect the care and love of God each and every day as person, family and faith community.
And if we are looking for places to be “Lovers of God” in our time and place, consider the words of Pope Francis, “Everything we would like others to do for us, let us do for them instead.”
Do we want to be heard? Let us listen first.
Do we need encouragement? Let us give encouragement.
Do we want someone to care for us? Let us care for those who are alone, abandoned.