This first chapter of Paul's letter to the Thessalonians is marked by a particularly positive tone. Paul is overjoyed and expresses great thanks because the faith of these new believers in the city has not only remained and grown in the midst of much opposition; it has in fact spread throughout the whole region of southern Europe so that people everywhere are talking about how they had 'turned to God from idols'. We ask the question from this text: how is it that faith becomes so contagious?? Two elements seem evident from the way Paul describes the story: True Words and Consistent Actions! We challenge ourselves therefore to intentionally listen to the True Words of the Gospel and to allow those words to shape our attitudes and actions each day!
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