Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Just One

Just finished a postcard for a friend of mine. Every year she asks her friends to send her postcards for her birthday! She gets cards from all around the world! 

“...they laid hands on them and sent them off.” Acts 13:3

In the Book of Acts, Saint Luke writes of the many missionary journeys undertaken by Paul, the activities of Peter, and the life of the Church. God empowered His people to spread the good news, and from the little group of Christians who were sent, the gospel has reached almost every corner of the globe. 

In the 13th chapter of the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit instructed the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch to dedicate Paul and Barnabas for His special work. After fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on the two and sent them on their way. They went to Seleucia and Cyprus and preached the word of God in Jewish synagogues. 

We too are sent on a special mission for the Lord. After every mass, the priest tells us to “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” This is not just a platitude. An apostle is one sent on a mission. As followers of Christ we are also sent on a mission with a good message to spread. We need to reach people for Christ or we fail as His people. Before He left for His throne in heaven, He instructed, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.” (Mark 16:15) This is His commission to us as His ambassadors. 

As Mother Teresa said, “If You can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.” Feed him bread. Feed him God’s Word. We can change the Philippines one person at a time. We can change the world one person at a time. It starts with just one. 

1 comment:

I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy