Sunday, May 16, 2010


Matthew tells us that the last command Jesus gave the Apostles (and by extension, us) was to "go and make disciples of all nations." (Mt. 28:19)

That struck me this weekend.

He didn't say, "go about your normal lives. Stay comfortable. Remain within your little bubble."

He said go.

I questioned myself. Am I going? Am I doing?

"Sure I am," I told myself, with a healthy degree of skepticism.

Then I started to do the math. I did a rough estimate of what percentage of my week was spent going and what part was spent not going.

Have I mentioned how much I hate math?

God Bless.


Unknown said...

I too have always hated math but I think you may have given me one more reason to :) Thank you for your thought provoking and convicting post.
God Bless!

Gabriella said...

Michael, I also hate maths but ... it's a truthful science! ;)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

1 second X 60 = 1 minute.

1 minute X 60 = 1 hour.

1 hour X 24 = 1 day.

1 day living as a true example of Christianity X by number of days allotted to us by God as a lifetime = Go.

God bless.

Cinzia said...

Hello Michael, those words of Jesus left me thinking a bit as well ... and I did not like the outcome of those thoughts one little bit :-(

How guilty I feel .... I am not sure I even know how to start going ... where? how? The little I do and say at home seems pretty pathetic to me, seems to fall on deaf and uninterested ears anyway .. if I am failing at home, how can I possibly think of enlarging the circle?

God bless. Ciao!

Anonymous said...

This passage had me thinking too... God doesn't want our half-way efforts, He wants everything. My pastor said that when we don't feel up to a task, we look for an alternative... but God gave us a job to do, and there is no third option; we either do it or it doesn't get done, no one's going to do it for us.

God bless :)