Disciple is an Action Verb!

04-15-2018Weekly Reflection

You’re correct; technically, it’s not a verb but bear with me…

As we move through the Easter season we see a transition in how the risen Christ instructs the disciples. The parables, metaphors and symbols have been replaced with clear directives. He "opened their minds to understand the scriptures," making known the connections between his own words and deeds and "everything written about [Him] in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms."

Last week He tells the disciples that “As the Father has sent me, so I send you”. This week He says “You are witnesses of these things." The treasury of truth is no longer Jesus' responsibility alone but the disciples’, and by extension ours. Christ’s message is no longer only for the Jewish people but for "all the nations."

This is our invitation! This is our Mission! We, too, are sent to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are called into service, under Christ, to share His good news at home, at work, and here at St Rose. How can you serve and make Disciple an action verb here at St Rose?

He Is Risen. Alleluia!