Seeing but not really seeing

“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”  2 Corinthians 4:3-4.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 2 Corinthians 3-6.

Unbelievers do not see well.

O they think that they see just perfectly, but they don’t.  They cannot see who Jesus is and what Jesus did.

Many guess that Jesus has something to do with Christmas and Easter.  The specifics on either are unimportant to them or just plain unbelievable.

Paul say his job as one of helping unbelievers see who Jesus is and why His death and resurrection are so important.

How do I do as Paul did?  I engage unbelievers in conversation.  I have mentioned this before: There are 100 million people in the US who have NEVER heard the Gospel!  They live among us but no has ever enlightened them to who Jesus is and what He did.

IN HIM, I must be open/prepared to share the Good News to anyone. Their blood will be on my hands if I don’t do it.  (That thought is a troubling motivator for me.)

“Lord, I beg for the lives of those in my midst.  Many have not even heard details of You.  They consider You irrelevant when You are Almighty.  Help me to be willing and able to enlighten those I am with this day to Your Gospel.  I praise You, Lord.”

I must be willing/able to share the Good News.

St. Lucia

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