Golden Nugget from “Joy of the Gospel” Aug 28

“A Church which goes forth. The word of God constantly shows us how God challenges those who believe in him ‘to go forth.’ Abraham received the call to set out for a new land. (Gen 12:1-3) Moses heard God’s call: ‘Go, I send you’ (Ex 3:10) and led the people towards the promised land. (Ex 3:17) To Jeremiah, God says” ‘To all whom I send you, you shall go.’ (Jer 1:7) In our day Jesus’ command to ‘go and make disciples’ echoes in the changing scenarios and ever new challenges to the Church’s mission of evangelization, and all of us are called to take part in this new missionary ‘going forth.’ Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zones in order to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel.” (20)

Thoughts for the day: are we like Abraham, and willing to set out for a new land? Where is God calling me to go? Are we willing to go forth from our own comfort zones?

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