Thursday, September 17th, 2009
"Child, your sins are forgiven." (Mark 2:5)
Jesus’ attitude toward people attracted them to his message. For instance, his love and humility drew lowly ones to him. He expressed compassion for those who came to him and comforted them with kind words, healing many physically. (Mark 2:1-12) We can be successful evangelizers if we cultivate and display the qualities manifested by Jesus. How fitting it is, then, that we imitate Christ as zealous evangelizers! When some became Jesus’ disciples in the first century, Peter asked: “What actually will there be for us?” Jesus replied: “Everyone that has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive many times more and will inherit everlasting life.” (Matthew 19:27-29) That is certain to be our experience if we continue to imitate the greatest Missionary, Jesus Christ.
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 4:15, 17, 18)