Do we need it? Is it worth the effort? How does a baptized Catholic answer these questions? Christ spoke to us with direct answers: “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” (John 20:21). “Go thereforth and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19). We don’t receive an opt-out clause from these obligations. Our question should be: how do we fulfill these direct commands?

As Father Michael Gaitley states “we understand this to be our prophetic mission of communion and our mission of evangelization.”

Each person receives and lives a vocation during life. The manner and the way we embrace this vocation determines our place for eternity. We live our lives in one of three vocations: Church hierarchy, laity or consecrated persons. Each group assumes special obligations and duties to fulfill Christ’s commands. Most of us reside in the laity category and our time is spent in world and temporal pursuits.  We must, however, go beyond worldly pursuits and explore extraordinary spiritual things. We must live in communion with the Church. As St. Paul reminds us, each person offers gifts and talents which contribute to the building of the “Body of Christ.”

Those in communion with the Church are called to promote the mission of evangelization. Most of us are inept and clumsy at preaching the Word of God. We are more comfortable and suited to prayer and living our faith through the Church with our family and in our local parishes and communities. What we currently do for the faith is good but we all need to continue and intensify our efforts.

A very available source of Catholic inspiration and information is with us most of the time. Catholic radio can place each one of us in the presence of the best and most informed teachers and leaders the Church has to offer. All of us can hear the Word and know the mind of the Church in our home, our car and at work. The winds of the Holy Spirit blow in all directions and can touch each listening soul. Every age needs informed and educated Christians. Please join this great spiritual crusade. Inform yourself and help inform your neighbors. Be bold, have courage, spread out beyond your parish doors. Fill the air with the Truth of Christ and His Church.
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From the St. Gabriel’s Communications, LTD Executive Board