Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’
Having received the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection, having learnt what it should mean for us and our lives, we are to go and tell everyone, let everyone know so that they too can know the peace and joy and fulfillment living with Christ can bring. Being a Christian is the exact opposite of being a member of a secret society, yet many people today have no idea what it means to live a Christian life. Bad personal experience, poor portrayals on the TV and media, misunderstandings are rife, not to mention history which tells a story which many of today’s Christians would not be proud of. Some in the past have got it wrong, proclaimed a Gospel of exclusivity, of prejudice, even of hate. War, bigotry and injustice are not the messages Christ came to bring. It is up to us to go and correct those wrongs and make sure the Good News is told to all regardless if they are, a doubter, a skeptic or a searcher.