The third law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization is: Be enthusiastic.
When you share the good news, you are giving someone the priceless gift of salvation. It is impossible not to be enthusiastic about that!
Terry explains in his book that the Greek word for God, theos, is the root of the word enthusiasm (enthousiasmos, from enthous). Enthusiasm indicates intense excitement and zeal!
Smile, focus, and be joyful when evangelizing. This 3rd law is common sense; nobody likes a grinch.
St. Paul often ended his letters with rejoice. Rejoice always. Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Phil 3:1, Phil 4:4
We have an abundance of reasons for rejoicing, but our primary reason is, of course, that we Catholics remember Jesus every time we celebrate Mass.
Having passed from this world to the Father, Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, and unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints. CCC 1419
Check your pulse if you are not enthusiastic about your faith.
May you be known for your enthusiasm!
Share the Gospel with someone today!