Jesus is looking for a few good Sinners

Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

We are the baptized evangelizing people of God.  Indeed, the moment the baptismal water hit our heads we were commissioned to go and share the good news of Jesus Christ, to tell the story of God’s overwhelming mercy.  It has always been so.  From the beginning, baptism and evangelization have been linked.  At the end of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his apostles, “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.” Those who have heard God’s word are to let others know it as well.  Yet, if God asked each of us, are you ready for this mission, would we raise our hands on high or cautiously, secretly lightly lift a hand and pull it back before it was seen?  For I think we all hesitate when…

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