In the Gospel for the Ascension of the Lord, Jesus commissions his disciples.  “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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28: 19-20).  Jesus commission us too.  He wants us to make disciples.  Pope Francis calls  Catholics missionary disciples.  We share the joy of Christ.  Through Christ, God loves us beyond anything we can imagine.  God loves us especially when we struggle, suffer, grieve.  Jesus is with us always.  How do you make the presence of Christ alive for others?

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