Evangelization is a word that makes many people shudder because they associate it with TV evangelists and their altar calls or those who try to push religion down your throat.
Matthew’s Gospel presents us with four aspects of the ancient method of evangelization: proclamation, giving without cost, relying upon others and offering peace.
While the specifics have changed, such as not wearing sandals, the general principles remain the same. We evangelize primarily through the way we live our lives.
We don’t have to stand on the street corner yelling that God’s reign is here. It is here; we just need to become part of it.