On the penultimate Sunday of every October, the Catholic Church observes Mission Sunday, providing us a chance to reflect on the significance of the mission and the responsibilities it entails.
The mission is a sharing of what discipleship of Jesus means and helping people live that out in their everyday lives. It is not so much a mission on Jesus as a mission of Jesus; it has to do more with dying like Christ than for Christ.
It is a witnessing to what Jesus preached and stood for, namely the Reign of God. Disciples follow the footsteps of Jesus in his life, preaching, and death. It is as simple as that, but with enormous consequences for our present-day world and society, and for ourselves personally.
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