The little meditation below might help you start thinking. Please scroll down and write a few words about what Jesus' call to missionary discipleship means in your life. Feel free to answer either Q1 or Q2, or both, and send us a mugshot of yourself.
We look forward to hearing from you and adding your stitches to the tapestry. Thank you!
Collette, Joe and Paul, working with Bishop Patrick
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Christ asks the same of us. We have encountered him in Word and Sacrament; we follow him as disciples (or at least we try); and now he sends us into the world. He sends us to become who we already are: bearers of the Gospel and signs of his Kingdom. Like Mary we probably feel too modest or too uncertain to claim anything for our efforts. But as the Easter story shows, Jesus will use our simplest acts of love to change lives.
It doesn't matter how well you feel you measure up - chances are that Jesus believes in us more than we believe in him. What matters is the love, and the life, you find in what you do. As Pope Francis puts it in 'The Joy of the Gospel': "Life grows by being given away... Those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others."
So do please tell us something of your Gospel life!