Live the Gospel
Live the unconditional love and joy of the Gospel.
How we live the Gospel
Our faith is always personal, but it should never be merely private.
The love and joy we experience in our relationship with Jesus should radiate out to all those we meet.
We should always be prepared to give witness to our faith, both by sharing the story of how Jesus has changed our lives and in acts of loving service to others.
“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.”
1 Peter 3:15
Start with Reflection
Take an inventory of your faith. Spend a few minutes to ask yourself these questions.
Who gives witness to the Christian life in ways that I admire?
How do I publicly witness the Christian life with other Catholics? In the broader community?
In what situations and with what people is this most challenging for me?
Are these challenges calling me to a deepening conversion and trust of Jesus? How?
Love and Joy in Action
Looking for inspiration? Check out these stories of local Catholics putting the love and joy of the Gospel into action in their communities.
Christine Schoeler of St. Hubert Parish in Langley warms souls with her joy-filled spirit and soup ministry for the homeless and others in need of nourishment and community.
Participants in the archdiocese’s Agape Service Project build relationships with those they serve, “encountering people, and through that encountering Christ.”
Aleah and Aires Patulot have found strength in the Eucharist to power their marriage, their family life with their four sons, and their years of ministry.
Using plastic beads and string, more than a dozen women at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Woodinville are working to spread the devotion of the rosary around the world.
Mirya Muñoz-Roach is the first woman executive director in the 100-year history of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle-King County, which helps meet the urgent needs of our neighbors.
St. Pius X Parish in Mountlake Terrace discerned the Holy Spirit was leading them “to do more for the poor, needy and vulnerable.”