Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

How to Win Souls for God: Breakfast with the Word Mark 6:7-13.


Breakfast with the Word Thursday Fourth Week Ordinary Time of the Year


Mark 6:7-13


Every person who has come to this world has a mission to win souls for God. Our coming to this world indicates that we are coming for something important.


No one comes to this world to do nothing, and there is a singular purpose by which every mission on earth circumvents. This purpose is to save and win souls for God through the things He calls us to do.

This mission is full of challenges and difficulties which can make us weak, tired and sometimes forget that we are in the world for the sake of something very precious to God.


When we read the gospel of today on how Jesus sends His twelve apostles on a mission, we would glean from the passage, the necessary things we need to know on how to win souls for God. These are:



Trust in God’s Provision.


When you read the gospel, one would begin to wonder how on earth would Jesus tell His apostles not to take any bread, bag, tunic and even money.

Anybody who is going to work or travelling know that these things are highly essential.



It means that the disciples are to proceed without the necessary things needed. Two things are involved here; the Sender who sends knows He is the one in charge.


His power is omnipotent and omniscient that He knows that despite that they do not have anything, they would never lack.


Secondly, the Sender knows He is the master of the work, and we are just mere instruments. He is always there to make things work well. Thirdly, the Sender wants us to remain focused on the mission.


In the world, we are not working for ourselves but God. He owns the work, and the owner knows how to provide the inspiration, ideas, strength, provisions and the graces we need to win souls for Jesus.


One may begin to wonder how and what to say, and hence from nowhere, ideas flow. Always decide to do something and go forward in it. He will create the right paths and raise people who will always be there for you.


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Be on the Obeying Side.



As we reflect on this gospel, let us not also forget the apostles. I was surprised that not even one of them could question Jesus, the reason, He is telling them to go on such a journey without the necessary things every person needs.


None of them decided against taking such risk even. What if anything happens to them.


These apostles obeyed and went on the journey. Therefore, never doubt God or disobey Him. Whatever God says that we should do, we have to do it.


Do not take God’s work as your own that you do it anyhow. In every service you render, positions you occupy and work that we do, use it and save souls rather than destroying them.

In the end, that is the trophy we are going to show our God. Therefore, always obey that God’s instructions asking you to do something. Always obey that inner push. Do not worry about the outcome. God is always in control. Do your work and God will always grant the increase.



Work In Harmony.


Jesus decided today to send them in pairs. This apostolic act has a symbolic effect. Jesus is invariably telling us that we also need the help and presence of the other person.


One Philosopher says that a work achieved by one person in ten years will take two persons five years.


When you are working with people, you are not there to cause fight, quarrel and cause division. You are there to join hands together and win souls and save lives. Always work in harmony with people and those you are working with.

Sometimes people are converted when they see the love and unity that exists among those that are ministering them. Let our lives be the gospel we want to preach first.



Focus on Your Mission First and Not on Personal Comfort.


When Jesus tells His apostles that any house they enter, they should stay there until their work is over, did He not remember that the people may not be ready for them?


What if the apostles become a burden to the people He is sending them? What if the place is uncomfortable for the apostles? Hence, what if they enter a family that does not have much for them? How can the family feed two persons at a time, after a long duration?


Jesus seems to be more focused on the work and not on their comforts. But the truth is that He who sends is always in charge.


Therefore, we should not be worrying ourselves up and down that we begin to lose focus on why we are doing a particular work and the reason we are where we are.


In everything you do, remain entirely focused on the work. Once, a friend who received a post to a new place asked me to advise him. I told him that I do not have much to say. But, to focus on gaining souls for God than personal gains.


When you focus on the souls God has given to us, we win eternal life for ourselves and even win those personal gains even in ways we never expected.


Whatever service you render and whichever position or work we do, focus entirely on it. When people see how you are working for them, they will draw to you.


If you are a political leader, playing politics even with the lives of the people will not only bring your personality to the mud but make people lose their respect for you.


We either make heaven or hell with the things we do for the people. Hence, do not be distracted by what you want to gain. Focus on touching lives first. God is the first, and every other thing will follow.




May God help us to recognize our missions and use it to win souls . May He continue to bless and protect you. Amen


  1. Mbewu Scholastica Ezinne says

    A Quick Reminder to retrace our Steps.Thank You Fr Sanctus

    1. Sanctus Mario says

      thanks you

      1. Stella Ekwemalor says

        Good morning Padre
        Oh Lord, help me to live an exampliary life which people around me can emulate
        Thank you Father

  2. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says


  3. Munachimso onuoha says


  4. Onukwugha Florence says

    Lord, Please Help me to be a Soul winning.Also to be more Focus on the things of God.Thanks So Much Padre for this inspiring messages.Stay Blessed.

  5. Otokpa Elijah says




  7. Eririogu Fidelia says

    Amen. Thanks father

  8. Ifeoma N says

    Help us Lord to always focus on the work you’ve sent us to do rather than on what we stand to gain, so that on the last day, none will be found wanting, Amen
    Mother Mary, keep interceding for us for through your intercessions, we succeed

  9. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen. Thank you Father.

    1. Carmela U. Ekwem says

      Amen! & Amen!. Thanks & God bless you too Fr.

      “Teach me O’ Lord what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully, teach me to serve you with complete devotion” Psalm 86:11.

      May God grant us the grace to discover his purpose for us in life, win souls for him and to serve him with complete devotion and according to his will, Amen.

  10. Angela Madu says


  11. Ijeoma Ugorji says

    Today’s reflection brings to mind the fact that the work we do is not ours but that of God. Therefore, we do not do them for personal gain or motive but for the Divine reason for which God has called us to the ministry. It’s a reminder to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything shall be added into us.

  12. Nancy chizoba says

    God give me the grace to win souls for you Amen. Thank you fr.

  13. Uc Okey says

    Thanks padre.

  14. James Mailoushi says


  15. Blessing Anne says

    Thank you Father

  16. Ogwa Oluchi Rose says


  17. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen. Thank you Padré

  18. Mercy E Johnny says

    Amen, Lord Jesus, provide n engrace me to work for You. Amen. Thanks Padre

  19. Chisom Egwudike says


  20. Ofoma Onyedikachi says

    AMEN 🙏🙏🙏🙏. This message is for me this morning. God bless🙏 you Fr Santus, God really used you mightly to talk to me this morning.

  21. Mrs Blessing Chilo says

    By my thoughts, words and actions help me oh Lord to win souls for you through Christ our Lord Amen

  22. Ibekwe Nneamaka Constansia says

    Amen, 🙏

  23. Adichie Chizoba says

    We win more blessings and favor for ourselves when we focus on souls God has given us. Thank you padre

  24. Benedicta Blessing says


    Thank you Jesus

  25. Dr Nicholas Onyia A. says

    May God’s sufficient grace rekindle in us the zeal to win souls through the ways we act, talk, walk and relate with our neighbours and society at large. And may He grant you, Fr Sanctus, more unction for greater inspirational messages that provoke evangelical action, like this one, in Jesus name, amen.

  26. Ifeoma Ugwueze says


  27. Adeline Chidimma says

    Amen and Amen. God I will always need your Grace to carry out the task given to me as a nurse. I need more of your strength God.

  28. Mirian igwe says


  29. Regina Mobu says

    Amen and Amen. Thank you Father for all your encouragements on this spiritual journey. May God bless and reward you for all your efforts.

  30. Onuora Judith says

    may God give us the grace to retrace our steps and focus on the reason for our being.

  31. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Thank you Padre for this message.
    Lord give me the grace to keep winning souls
    for You. Amen

  32. Ogechi Anugwom says

    Thanks Father for thus piece, may God help me to win souls for Him, Amen 🙏

  33. Ibeawuchi Ugochi says

    Thanks Padre, God bless you

  34. Peter Anthony Dodoh says

    Amen. Lord show me thy way that I may follow. And strengthen me for the journey. Amen.

  35. Dr Chinwe Agwoile says

    May You, o Lord, open my eyes to recognize my mission and then try and draw souls to You by living exemplary life and without losing focus on my assigned tasks. Remove any doubtful spirit in me so I’ll always trust in you. Amen! Thanks, Oadre!


    Amen and thanks Padre

  37. Okwuchi Juliet says

    Amen! Thank you Father. I am humbled

  38. Ibeawuchi Monica says


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  40. Ikeoha Joy Chidiogo says


  41. Ezeagu Anuli says

    Amen 🙏 🙏 🙏

  42. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says


  43. Ighekpe Agbodesi Winifred says

    May God’s grace be sufficient for us all Amen,

  44. Enibe Jacinta Amara says


  45. Chisom says

    Pray for God’s grace to carry out his work Amen

  46. ugwu Obianuju G says


  47. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen. Jesus my blessed Saviour, I commit my life entirely to you. Grant me grace to do the work.

  48. Ugwoke rose says

    May God bless me with grace to do his will in Jesus name amen

  49. Christian says

    Amen 🙏

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