Jesus Gets a Reputation

September 5, 2021


Jesus had a reputation as being someone who did “everything well.” This needs to be our reputation, too. To quote Cardinal Suhard (Bishop of Paris, 1940-1949), “To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.” Let’s be Jesus-people, who are willing to listen to a distraught mother, or a man out of work, or a teenager who has lost her way. The public might not notice. So much the better. The yeast of kindness will leaven the dough of belief, and those close enough to witness will say “everything was done well.”

Bible References

  • Mark 7:24-37