At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.”
Jesus rejoiced for this first “mission trip”, a sending out of believers to share the Good News with others. He knew that this work would be the spark that ignited the faithful to carry on His ministry of love and connection. Those who follow Jesus are all charged with bringing the world to Him by bringing the Gospel to the world.
When we share our faith with others, we have a chance to be part of this mission. It gives us all the opportunity to grow – those who share are blessed with greater understanding of God’s plan for them, those who receive are blessed with the joy of forgiveness and renewed life in God.
Christianity has been called the best pyramid scheme ever, but instead of human greed giving the benefits to those at the top, Jesus gave it all to us! His love flows down to all people in equal measure, from the first to receive Him to the most recent convert. No one is any higher than any other in His system, we are all His brothers and sisters, part of the family business. Go into the world today in the knowledge that Christ goes before us, ready to help us change the lives of others and our own.
Loving Lord, thank You for the chance to be part of Your eternal plan and Your work in the world. May we be confident workers for You. Amen.