In today’s Gospel Lesson, Mark tells us that “Jesus summoned the Twelve and began sending them out two by two” (Mk.6:7). It is very early in Jesus’ public ministry but already He is sending out His followers to preach and teach and heal and witness to the Good News of a Gracious God who cares infinitely about His human creation.
Every Christian is commissioned to a ministry of love and justice, in the Name of Jesus Christ. The new life into which God is calling each one of you includes your participation as ministers of the Gospel, priests of the Lord. Whatever your vocation — salesperson, lawyer, clerk, doctor, homemaker, musician, whatever — you are at the same time a full-time minister of Jesus Christ out in the world.
As loyal disciples we don’t come to Church merely to get what we can from Jesus. We don’t come to Church merely to have our needs met. If we are serious about wanting to…
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