Announcing the good news in deed and word is the task of each of us as followers of Jesus.
We do so, even in the midst of our daily tasks, whenever we behave with compassion, with ready forgiveness and with generosity towards those in need. When we are seen to act in this manner of Jesus, then we may well make others wonder, at least a little, why we do so.
We should be ever ready to put into words, simply and directly, the reasons for our behaviour - the truth of Jesus whom we know and love.
Home Mission Sunday reminds us just how important the work of evangelisation is. We are all called to be attentive to the ways that we can 'Cross the Threshold' by reaching out to those closest to us, to the stranger and to those most in need of our help.
Mt Rev Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster