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The Mission Sunday
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Ish 2:1-5, Tim. 2:1–8, Mt. 28:16-20. On this Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, the "World Mission Sunday", the Church invites us to pray for missionaries who take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Our prayers will be most effective when they lead us to realise that we are all called to be missionaries. This annual celebration gives us a chance to reflect on the importance of mission work for the life of the Church. It reminds us that we are one with the Church and that we are all committed to carrying on the mission of Christ. Today, we are called to be missionaries to our neighbours who are living without hope and vision because they do not know Jesus Christ and His saving love. Since, “the goal of the Church’s mission is to illumine all peoples with the light of the Gospel,” we are challenged to redouble our commitment to participate in the missionary activities that are essential component of the life of the Church.

Pope Francis, in his Message for the World Mission Sunday 2020, echoes the teaching of Vatican II, when he says that the essential calling of the Church is "to continue the mission of Jesus in history". A mission that charges us to duty by volunteering with prophet Isaiah: “Here am I, send me” (6:8), to alleviate the suffering of our Covid-19 stricken brothers and sisters. The Church, according to Vatican II, is “missionary” in her very nature because her founder, Jesus Christ, was the first missionary. Thus, the evangelising mission of the Church is essentially the announcement of God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and salvation, as these are revealed to mankind through the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. How should we evangelise? We evangelise the world by living exemplary and transparent Christian life, by our prayer and by our financial support. The most powerful means of preaching Christ is by living a truly Christian life, a life filled with love, mercy, kindness, compassion and a spirit of forgiveness and service. Hence, on this Mission Sunday, let us learn to appreciate our missionary obligation and support the Church’s missionary activities.

May the Lord help us to work together to establish on earth the peace of God’s loving and life-giving reign! Amen!! Stay safe and save life, Jesus loves you, happy Sunday!!!

 
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