This Sunday’s Gospel (May 27, 2018) tells us of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). In this Gospel the disciples are told to “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.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
In Fr James Mallon’s book, Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish , he explains that the hinge of the Great Commission is to make disciples. Fr Mallon writes, “This task [to make disciples] is the very heart of the Great Commission, and it is around the making of disciples that all the other missionary aspects of the Church revolve: the going, the baptizing and the teaching.” (pg. 19-20)
So as you listen and pray with the Gospel this Sunday, we urge you to reflect on this Great Commission and to act in making disciples.