Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a homework assignment for us! What do you think it is? The answer is found in our responsorial psalm, “Go out to the entire world and tell the Good News.” That’s our homework assignment. Now we heard in the Gospel Jesus said to his disciples that when they go out into the world not to take anything with them.
What is Jesus saying? Many times we like to over pack for a journey. For example we go away for a weekend we pack things up for a week. Sometimes in our journey we ourselves get the way. We try to be over prepared and overzealous. What the Lord wants for us is to be ourselves. You and I are created in the image and likeness of God and when we reach out to others we effectively tell the Good News of Jesus Christ to our friends. Every time you reach out to someone in need we show them Jesus.
So boys and girls repeat after me, “go out to all the world and tell the good news.” That’s our assignment.