“He picked up Elijah’s mantle.” —2 Kings 2:13
Elijah passed on his mission, ministry, and power to Elisha. Do you have a mission to pass on? Do you know your mission? If you are doing something of long-term significance for the Lord, you need to disciple others to carry on that mission. In this way, the Church may be built up as an ever more effective instrument of establishing God’s kingdom on earth.
To build the Church and to leave behind us a great spiritual legacy, we must:
1) be doing something of long-term significance, that is, doing God’s will for our lives,
2) seek God’s will about those He has chosen to carry on the mission after we leave this earth,
3) specifically encourage these people to move forward in this mission as disciples of Jesus (1 Kgs 19:19ff), and
4) pray with others in the Christian community for those who have accepted God’s call. Pray that they receive a “double portion” of the Spirit (see 2 Kgs 2:9).
If we do these simple things, we serve as witnesses to strengthen our families, parishes, seminaries and convents in their commitment to the Lord. Make disciples (Mt 28:19) now and for the future.
Prayer: Father may much of my work be continuing when Jesus returns.
Promise: “In that way no one can see you are fasting but your Father Who is hidden; and your Father Who sees what is hidden will repay you.” —Mt 6:18
Praise: Jesus healed Rhonda, a young girl with a bleeding ulcer, through the reception of the Eucharist, and through the prayers of those who brought Holy Communion to her home.
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