Friday, June 10, 2011

Last day of School exhortation~ Cry the Gospel with your Life!

 Today is the final day of school. Our youngest three children finished the year with Mass and awards this morning. Our children's Praise Band at St. Raphael sang the Tom Booth song "Cry the Gospel with your Life." I really can't sing the song all the way through without tears. To me it encapsulates all that we should be. It is a fitting exhortation for the summer, and for the rest of our lives, children and adults.

Blessed Charles de Foucauld
When I googled the name of the song, a write up of Blessed Charles de Foucauld came up. Prehaps he originally coined the phrase to describe his philosophy of life after a 180 degree transformation.
"Our entire existence and being should shout the Gospel from the rooftops. Our entire person should breathe Jesus. All our actions and our entire life should proclaim that we belong to Jesus." -Blessed Charles de Foucauld
Take a minute and listen to this amazing and inspiring song and renew your commitment to Christ and His Church.








Cry the Gospel with your Life lyrics by Tom Booth:


1. You are the light of the world,
you are the light of the world.
Shine for all to see,
so in the Father they'll believe.
You are the Light of the world.

2. You are the salt of the earth,
you are the salt of the earth,
bringing mercy and peace
to every person that you meet.
You are the salt of the earth.
Refrain
(Say not that you are too young.)
We are holy we are strong!
(With purity and love and faith,)
Proclaiming Christ today!

Be holy. The Lord be glorified!
Be holy, cry the gospel with your life!

Standing at the gateway of our faith,
on the rock of Peter and the saints,
with the Holy Spirit showing us the way
to be holy, and cry the gospel,
cry the gospel with your life!


3. Lord, we come to do your will.
Yes, Lord, we come to do your will.
Not only in our words,
but in our living it is heard:
Lord, we come to do your will.

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