Go and Make Disciples
The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity celebrates the community—the intense love relationship that exists between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That same intense and enduring love is given and remains present in each of us from the time of our Baptism. Remember the words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Remember!
That same love is not intended only to dwell within us. That love is meant to be shared in the same intricately connected way that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share as a community. The Trinity is always about relationship; it is always communitarian.
This Sunday we celebrate our being co-missioned by Jesus. We call it the Great Commission. We also celebrate the power and the presence of the Trinity in our lives. Jesus has given us the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations. To help us to do that, Jesus has promised to be with us always. In other words, we share in God’s own life. And we are to share that life with one another—everywhere, always, with everyone! Making disciples is now OUR mission!
Will we go? To whom will we go?