“Go and spread the Gospel of the Lord.”
In our Gospel this Sunday, we read about the Lord sending out 72 of His disciples. It might surprise you to know that we, as today’s Christian disciples, are also sent but perhaps not in the way you would expect.
Being sent does not necessarily mean travelling or moving to another place to spread the Word of the Lord. Being sent simply means fulfilling our Christian mission to represent Christ here on Earth and lead others to Him.
This mission is given to us when we are baptised. We can do this mission wherever we are – at home, office or church – but there are different ways of fulfilling it. Our statuses in life and the talents that we are given will dictate how we fulfil our Christian mission. For priests, it is one way. For a lawyer or a doctor, a different way. For a housewife, different still.
Ultimately, however, it will be our words and actions that will determine whether or not we are successful in our mission. This is because others must hear Christ in what we say and see Christ in all we do. This is our mission.