October 5, 2019

27th Sunday - C (October 6, 2019)

Our Vocation, Our Mission, Our Privilege

In this Gospel passage, Jesus speaks of commands.  The question is then, “What has Jesus commanded us?”

At the end of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus commands the disciples to be witnesses of his life, crucifixion, and resurrection. 

In the Gospel of John, Jesus commands his followers “to love one another as I have loved you.”

We should treat these commands as privileges.  Jesus does not treat us as servants.  We, sinners, have been given the privilege of being witnesses and bearers of God’s love and salvation.   

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