“As Jesus approaches the Apostles, he manifests why they should take confidence in what he will soon command them. ‘All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.’ There is no goal, plan, dream or aspiration we can have which is not under the authority of Jesus Christ. Whatever plan you have for yourself, your family or your parish — whatever plans we may have for our archdiocese — Jesus has the power to accomplish it.” —Led by the Spirit on Mission
Jesus’s power in all of heaven and earth should instill in us great confidence and gratitude! We can boldly enter into the cooperation and innovation encouraged in us and finely tune our missionary mindset when we are affirmed in Jesus’s victory and providence. As we prepare for Families of Parishes, meditate on how we can cast off our old, bad habits and grow more deeply in these good habits of discipleship.