Mark 16: 15-20
Still later, as the Eleven were eating supper, he appeared and took them to task most severely for their stubborn unbelief, refusing to believe those who had seen him raised up. Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned.
“These are some of the signs that will accompany believers: They will throw out demons in my name, they will speak in new tongues, they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well.”
Then the Master Jesus, after briefing them, was taken up to heaven, and he sat down beside God in the place of honor. And the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right with them, validating the Message with indisputable evidence.
Guide us in sharing your Message to your people.
Give us strength to better understand our faith to you
It’s time for Jesus to be with God the Father, and he is calling us to be his disciples.
There are things that we all struggle to believe in life and refuse to believe that it’s true. It’s the same with the disciples here. They knew that Jesus would be resurrected however, after it had happened, they still didn’t believe it. It took indisputable evidence to prove that he had indeed risen from the dead. Sometimes we need that proof to believe what we know.
Our evidence is the 4 books of the Gospel. These are the cornerstones of our faith and our only evidence about what Jesus said and did when he was sent down to earth. This is what we use to share the Message of God.
Jonny Dearden - Salesian Link Volunteer