Minute Meditations from Franciscan Media


Franciscan Friars of the Renewal from New York talk with Sonny Fishback, a longtime friend of Muhammad Ali, as they pay their respects to Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion outside his childhood home in Louisville, Ky. Ali died June 3 at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. (CNS photo/John Sommers II, Reuters)

Like the apostles who were sent forth from the Upper Room out into the world, each week, each one of us is sent forth from our parish church to the world to be witnesses to Jesus’ saving love. Pope Francis writes “every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.”

—from the book Meeting God in the Upper Room: Three Moments to Change Your Life by Peter J. Vaghi