“All power in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
Imagine being in Galilee, on that mountain, and hear these words of Jesus being directed to you. Jesus wanted to transmit His power to the eleven disciples, but indicated it was for them that moment and for the disciples who would follow to ‘the end of the age.’
Many of us were baptized and became part of His people, the church. But how few find in this passage our personal commission to go, teach and share what is important for us with others? No, that is not just for the priest, deacon or religious, it is the mandate given to all of us.
Imagine too, the day we are called to the Lord, when we are asked ‘who did you bring along with you?’ or ‘who came to know me because of your word or witness?’ Today I am being sent on mission.