"Beloved: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the children of God when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome."
1 Jn 5:1-3
If being a Christian means keeping the commandments what are the commandments we must keep? Simply put, they are to love God first, and love our neighbor. How do we do this? By making disciples — the mission of the Church. Matthew 28:19-20 captures it perfectly,
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
MAKE DISCIPLES!!! This is the mission we have received, and if we want to be faithful, we had better do it!
Listen to my homily for this week and get a glimpse into what it means to be a disciple and how we actually can tell if we, as individuals and as a Church, are living out our mission.
Check it out below.
- Fr. Jeff