THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Feast of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

Mass evangelism undoubtedly has its place; parochial missions can make their contribution; a specially gifted evangelist can proclaim his message; the specialist Christian can make his contribution in factory, in politics and in teaching; all these are genuine contributions to the evangelistic activity of the Christian Church: but in the last analysis it is the worshipping community, that part of the Body of Christ that worships, lives and proclaims the Gospel in all its activities in any given neighborhood, which is the real evangelising agent used by the Spirit of God. It is here amidst the people, that the Church must worship and live her life. If she is faithful both to her God and to her Gospel, she will be used to hold forth the Word of light to the conversion of those that see and hear. But if its light is hid, then wherewith shall the neighborhood be lighted? And if the salt has lost its savour, wherewith shall the district be salted?
... Bryan S. W. Green (1901-1993), The Practice of Evangelism, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1951, p. 71 (see the book; see also Matt. 9:37-38; John 10:16; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 2:19-22; Phil. 2:14-16; more at Conversion, Evangelization, Faith, Gospel, Light, Mission, Neighbor, Preach, Teach, Worship)

 
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