One can sense from the readings today that a real need exists for the preaching of the Gospel. Jesus is so resolved to preach the Gospel to as many people as possible even though he certainly must have felt fatigue and the desire for more time in solitude as he prayed in the early hours of the morning. These readings teach us the blessing we have to proclaim the Gospel to others in word and deed. Seize the opportunities you have to speak of Jesus Christ to others! The time is always ripe to share the Good News. God can work through our simple “yes” to chances we have each day to bring Jesus Christ to the lives of others.