Sunday’s Gospel is a great one for World Mission Sunday. As we consider “what belongs to Caesar” and “what belongs to God,” we might take it a step further and consider our personal and communal responsibility for those in need around the world. Many of us can get so caught up in being one of the fortunate “haves” that we may forgot the less fortunate “have nots.”
Now is a good time to express thanks to God for our many blessings. This may apply to material wealth and possessions as well as to less tangible, but no less valuable, blessings such as opportunities, faith, and civil liberties. We also need to discern how God may be calling us to greater sacrifice in order to support the Church’s missionary efforts in the world. It’s never too early to start helping the children in our lives to develop missionary hearts and mindsets. Connect to last week’s blog posting about World Mission Sunday here.
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