For today's Feast of Saint Mark, we hear the final verses of his Gospel, in which Jesus bestows on his apostles their great commission to "Go into the world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature." Jesus assigns this task as his apostles' rejoice in their encounter with him as risen. This is how they and all of us who come after them are to spread the Good News, as propelled forward and nourished in the joy of the encounter with the risen Christ. Within this space everything is possible. Sin enervates and blocks the dynamism and joy of the Spirit's action within us, and so we beg the Lord's mercy.
Photograph by Brother Brian. Meditation by Father Timothy.