He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 NABRE
Jesus has been crucified and rose from the dead. He begins to appear to his disciples to make them aware. In the chapter with the quoted verse Jesus is meeting with His eleven disciples, less Judas who turned Jesus over to be arrested. Jesus has work for them, this work is referred to as their commissioning. They must travel through the entire world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. At the time they never went more than one hundred miles from their own homes. The world would have been a big place for these simple disciples to travel, and once they began it likely seemed bigger than they even could imagine. Yet, they did as Jesus commissioned them to do. They took the stories He told them and they shared these stories with anyone who would listen. The gospel is the good news that Jesus came to spread love and provide salvation for all. This good news is now available to everyone, not just the Jews, those chosen by God early to seek the Messiah, and make a home for Him. The disciples were told to baptize anyone who believed. Those baptized would be saved and those who do not believe will be condemned. Belief must be put into action, once baptized these newly baptized are new disciples called to share the good news. This commissioning began a process that continues today, as we who are baptized are expected to share the message of the gospel to those we meet.
If you believe in Jesus your life has been changed for the better. Once changed you cannot help but want to share this good news with others, so they too can be changed and live a better life. In time the entire world will hear a message of love and salvation as Jesus desires.
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