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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052817-ascension.cfm
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on 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.”
This is the great commissioning. The Lord sent His disciples out into the whole world. Not just Israel but the whole world, the gentiles, the non-believers. We too are given this commission by our baptism. What have you done to spread the message of Christ? Do you speak it and live it? You were commanded to do so by Our Lord, what stops you? He sent the Holy Spirit to guide and help us and He is here with us. What is stopping you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your gift of preaching and teaching has helped many to spread your word to the ends of the earth. Lord, I want to be part of that ministry, help me to preach and teach in Jesus’ holy name, Amen and Alleluia!
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord, Alleluia!