ETB – 27 May 2018
Gathered and Sent
Message by: Fr Richard M Healey
MP3 (8am Mass)
Dan Stevers, Through the Moments
The Church gathers the community together today and reminds us of the mission that we receive through our belief in the Trinitarian God. Like the disciples who had scattered during the passion of Jesus, we are gathered to worship – even if some distazo – the word that Matthew uses to describe the doubt of Peter as he sinks into the lake and the doubt of some of the disciples. Then Jesus approaches the disciples (usually people approach him) and he declares that all authority – in heaven and on earth has been given to him (so we know that what he says next is of crucial importance) – so “Go and make disciples, baptise and teach them” knowing that Jesus will always be with us – for he is Emmanuel, God with us.