Once again, our readings from today’s Mass raise up for us the importance of following Jesus and becoming fully equipped to be disciples of the Master Teacher. St. Paul, one of the greatest disciples of all time, says:

“Although I am free in regard to all, I have made myself a slave to all so as to win over as many as possible. I have become all things to all, to save at least some. All this I do for the sake of the Gospel, so that I too may have a share in it.” (2 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-27)

No matter one’s age or state in life, Jesus calls all of us to become a disciple.

No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:39-42)

In this Year of the Eucharist, it is important to recall that through the Blood of Christ, we as disciples can accomplish all things. Through the grace of the Eucharist, we are equipped to continue to mission of Jesus in the world today. Empowered by Christ through the Eucharist, we have the confidence to live the life of a disciple as described in the Book of Revelation:

For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. (12:10-11)

I invite you to listen to today’s Gospel and homily from today’s livestream Mass below: