by Apostoli_Viae


What does your face say?

If your face was the only Gospel another might ever know, what does your face communicate? This is worth a moment of serious consideration.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta said,

“Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.” ... “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot he kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.” ... “Joy is the net of love in which you can catch souls.”

Joy is frequently mentioned in the mission and foundational document of Apostoli Viae. To evangelize the world, inside and outside the Church, to demonstrate our love and care for one another, the Gospel must not only be on our lips, but also in our eyes and in our smile. We must radiate the love of God such that others desire to know how it is we can know joy in the midst of the storm. Then, when they ask, we can lead them to our refuge, our comfort in the storm, Yeshua Hamashiach.


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  • Jeanette Woodley

    Jeanette Woodley

    I found this on a search on EWTN by Curtis A. Martin: It's definitely worth reading....
  • Diane Roe

    Diane Roe

    “Joy is the net of love with which you can catch souls”-This I must commit to memory. Thank you for providing me with the virtue I will work on for Advent. Perhaps it will be easy because Christmas is a season of joy but it is “surface” joy. I desire to allow joy to penetrate deeply into my soul, to be the interior lining which every thought is warmed before it leaves my heart.
  • Vickie Newell

    Vickie Newell

    Diane, I ditto everything you said! Well said by the way.
  • Ana Johnson

    Ana Johnson

    Thank you! I ask God that people could see Jesus through me but sometimes I struggle with this. Couple of months ago, I went to a retreat at church and the Priest told me “Joy is your inheritance “. He must have seen sadness in my eyes. I was in the middle of a storm. For awhile I struggle with this trying to understand what this really means. Now, I understand! How can l lead the way if I don’t have joy?!




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