“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20

For many of us, when it comes to the things we are passionate about, like the best lor mee we have ever tasted or the latest Netflix series that we had binged on, we find that we cannot wait to share this great news with our colleagues at work over lunch or tea break. However when it comes to evangelizing about our Catholic faith, we have trouble beginning how to even start. Some of us find it as scary as public speaking.

God has brought us into this world to prepare us all for everlasting joy with him in Heaven. This eternity of bliss, however, is intended not just for you or me, but for as many as possible. So a large part of our mission here on earth is to share our faith with family, friends, and all those put on our path and on our road to everlasting glory. And that includes the people outside the home that we may spend much of our waking hours with, those in the workplace. What the faith offers by its nature is ranked far ahead of the latest blockbuster or the best crab bee hoon. How is it that something infinitely greater than world pleasures is so difficult to discuss with others?

Catholics aren’t well known to evangelize. The Lord’s relationship with us is personal and we are afraid to share about him with others as we are afraid of what others will think. However, every Catholic is obligated to evangelize and bring the good news to others.

We spend 8 hours a day at work. God did not create us just to work and make money. We are created for a greater purpose and meaning. Each day we are given a chance to make a difference. We receive so much from the Lord. Why not let our co-workers know how he has made a difference in our lives?

There are many ways to go about to be a bearer of Christ to them:

  • Be an example of an approachable and hard worker.
  • Be a joyful friend and not afraid to say, “God Bless you”
  • Ask sincere questions and show genuine interest in the other person.
  • Share with them your personal experiences in the faith.

The life of a Catholic is unliveable without prayer. Always pray for opportunities to evangelize and for guidance to those whom you speak. We have to stay spiritually and prayerfully healthy in this mission.

By: Kelly Gabrielle Loh