During the past few months, we have reflected on how Jesus completed his mission on earth. In today’s first reading, we hear of St. Peter’s mission to the Gentiles. St. Peter says he was chosen by God to speak the ‘Word’ to the gentiles. Down the ages God has given those who are baptized, a mission that is special for each person. The mission is to our families, our friends, colleagues, the community where we live in, the church community and to the nation. We need to share the ‘Good News’ by deeds and words. All humanity needs to hear the Good News. We are saved through grace not by our strength. The Psalmist says: “sing to the Lord, praise his name, proclaim his salvation day after day, declare his glory and his marvelous deeds”. In the first reading the disciples are discussing the problems they faced when taking the Gospel to the gentiles. In certain instances our envi- ronment may not be conducive for us to share the ‘Word’. But many people need our prayers. So let us become intercessors.
Prayer: Abba Father, empower us with your Holy Spirit to carry out the mission that you have entrusted to us. Amen.