Today’s gospel is from Matthew 28:16-20 which is about a reminder that Jesus is present for all eternity. This is a revelation that Jesus is with His disciples from the very beginning to the very end. The word “age” means eternity, forever and no end.
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
16 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
17 When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
18 Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 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,
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
‘All authority in heaven and on earth has is given to me. Go thus and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you. Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’
This command is a mission for His disciples to spread His teachings all across the earth. The eleven disciples then become many, and up to these days, we are also His disciples. We are the living witnesses of his miracles. The disciples need not be famous nor educators. Only the providence by God is the most important ticket to spread His teachings to all nations. This is the message in our gospel from Matthew 28:16-20.
We must live with the gospel in Matthew 28:16-20 considering our present world. We are living in such a chaotic world where every nation are at war. Now even with this pandemic we are experiencing, we are vulnerable. We even don’t know what will happen to us in the next few days, months, years and decades. As Christians, we only need to speak with confidence as Jesus wants us to be.
Hand in hand, we must stand with the cross and spread the words that will lift us all up. We don’t need to be rich and educated to spread the word of God, we only need to speak true with devotion. This is the true meaning of the gospel.