Gospel – Matthew 28: v16-20
The eleven set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him, they fell down before him though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them, He said, ” All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the
“Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations”…...
Has anyone said to you ” I am inspired by the way you look after your parents in their old age ” or ” You are so patient with your children,” or ” You are a good friend to your neighbour in their need.”?
Lord, thank you for these experiences of Jesus as Son in others and in myself. Help each one of us to grow in self-sacrificing love and service and to be true disciples of Jesus of Nazareth.
…”. though some hesitated.”
Think of a time when you felt unsure and wary about committing to undertake something important e.g. hesitant about agreeing to help someone or committing to a task because you weren’t sure what all it would involve, or when you wavered in faith.
O Holy Spirit, give me strength to meet hesitant moments in my life with courage. Let me grow in discipleship with you Jesus and to know you are “with me always yes to the end of time.” Thank you for all the people who have inspired me through such times in the past.
…”in the name of the Father.”
Can you remember times when you encountered God as Father, creator of all?
In the wonder of the Cosmos; spellbound by some aspect of Nature: Let us thank God for every encounter of Trinity….for every experience of “immersion” in Father, Son, and Spirit. Amen