OUR DUTY TO MAKE JESUS KNOWN TO OTHERS.
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” (Mk 16:15)
The faith of the apostles is based on direct experience and a renewal of coexistence with the Lord. Thus they are constituted as witnesses and receive the homage of the Risen One to spread it around the world. Saint John Chrysostom says:
“The message that is communicated to you is not destined for you alone, but you must transmit it to the whole world, because I do not send you to two cities, or ten, or twenty, nor even send you to a whole nation, as in the past to the prophets, but to the earth, to the sea and to the whole world, and to a world, indeed very ill-disposed, because by saying: “You are the salt of the earth”, it teaches that men have lost His taste is corrupted by sin, and he demands from all his disciples those virtues that are most necessary and useful for the care of others “(Homily on St. Matthew 15: 6).
The only important thing is that Christ be announced, known and loved. He is the one who acts through the apostles of then and now. This is what St. Augustine expresses:
“We can admonish with the sound of our voice, but if the one who teaches is not inside, our sound is vain … May He speak to you, then, inwardly, since within you, there is no other teacher except Him (In 1Jn 2, 4).”
Dear friends, A CHRISTIAN TRULY IN LOVE WITH CHRIST STRIVES TO GAIN SOULS FOR HIM AND HIS TRUE CHURCH FOR TRULY GOOD THINGS ARE DIFFUSIVE IN THEMSELVES.