Proclaim It with Gladness!

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Today’s verse sums up virtually everything Paul had to say about the new covenant in Christ.  It is the power of God.  It saves.  It is there for absolutely anybody from great saints to the persons with the feeblest ability to trust God (Paul does not say how much faith is required).  And it is limited by no ethnic boundaries whatsoever.  Of such a gospel there is nothing to be ashamed.  Proclaim it with gladness!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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