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A legend recounts the return of Jesus to heaven after His time on earth. He returned bearing the marks of His earthly journey with its cruel Cross and shameful death.
The angel Gabriel approached Him and said, “Master, you must have suffered terribly for the people down there.”
“I did,” said Jesus.
“And” Gabriel continued, “Do they all know how much You loved them and what You did for them?”
“Oh, no” said Jesus. “Not yet. Right now, only a handful of people in Palestine know.”
Gabriel was perplexed. “Then what have you done to let all people know about your love for them?”
“Well,” I’ve asked Peter, James, John, and a few others to tell the people about Me. Those who are told will in turn tell others, and the Gospel will be spread to the farthest reaches of the globe. Ultimately, all of humankind will hear about Me and what I have done for them.”
Gabriel was startled and looked skeptical. He knew that people weren’t dependable.  He said, “Yes, but what if Peter and James and John grow weary?  What if the people who come after them just get tired of telling others?  And what if, 2000 years from now, people get too busy to bother to tell others about You?  Haven’t You made any other plans?”
“No, I’ve made no other plans, Gabriel, I’m counting on them.”
Jesus needs his disciples — He needs us — to be “salt of the earth” — to be a “light to the world.”  He depends on us.  He is counting on us.  And, in our world today, a world so often hostile to the gospel message, our mission is indeed challenging.
It has been said that Christianity is just one generation away from extinction.  And, that is true!  If we don’t evangelize to each other and those around us, who will carry on Christ’s mission?  Jesus doesn’t have a “Plan B.”  We’re it!  And, if Christianity is to flourish, it will be because we have taken to heart our mission and have gone out and been Christ’s disciples in the world!
                    “No, I’ve made no other plans, Gabriel, I’m counting on them.”
                     Can Jesus count on you??

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