Daily Lectionary Reading for Year A
Jesus called 12 disciples and named them Apostles. That act alone says a lot about what it means to be the church. Could Jesus have changed the world on his own, without the 12 and others who would follow him? He certainly had the power to heal people and feed crowds. Why did you think he called these twelve?
Along the way, he called you to follow him, too. You might have thought to be less than qualified. You might have wondered what you could contribute to the work Jesus was doing. But he called you to the waters of Baptism and gave you his Spirit. Jesus believed then and believes now that you can be an important person to help build the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth.
Even though we are not able to gather in person as a church right now, we are still disciples. Our work of loving, teaching, healing, and advocating for the oppressed does not end. Continue to read scripture with a heart open to what God is saying today. Consider the things you say and do through the lens of Jesus Christ. Build up love. Tear down hate. Serve your neighbor. Remember that you were called by Christ to do this work.