In our gospel today, Mark 16:15-18, Jesus just finished rebuking his disciples for their disbelief and hardness of hearts, then he commissions them to go out into the world and proclaim the Gospel.
Jesus doesn’t just call the perfect and those with strong faith, he calls us all to fulfill his mission
Jesus says that those who hear the gospel and believe will be saved. Those who hear the Gospel and don’t believe, will be condemned. Observing what is going on in our society today, there seems to be a lot of people that claim to be Christians and have heard the Gospel, yet their words and actions don’t show they believe. These are exactly the people Jesus needs us to reach.
Jesus assures his disciples that when they go out, they will have his authority to heal others, and they will be protected from dangers on the mission. We know that the dangers are increasing for spreading the Gospel today. Dangers of being ridiculed or called old fashioned, or of being dismissed as “haters” because of our religious beliefs, or even being victims of violence, as we have seen recently.
The Gospel today shows that Jesus doesn’t call us because we are worthy, he calls us because he needs us. How are we answering his call?
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.