Words of Encouragement
At the end of Mass, the priest will say go the Mass has ended. Now that’s just not a dismissal. It’s actually a mission.
Be the presence of Jesus to the world. You have received the Eucharist now be the Eucharist. That’s what it’s about.
We go back to the battlefields of family life, the battlefields of people at the workplace perhaps and even the battlefield of the mind. Illnesses and the mental illness but also the crowdiness we have in our minds, all sorts of things that block out God.
So listen, let’s try when we hear the priest say go the Mass has ended. Let’s ask Lord help me to be the Eucharistic presence you want me to be in the next period of time Lord.
Help me to be your presence in the world today.
Placing it all at the foot of the Eucharistic Lord. That’s a great way to start.
Truly inspiring invitation and a necessary reminder that I am to be the presence of Jesus to others. What a priviledge! How great our world would be if we all remembered to be joyful Gospel people!
‘A mission to be the presence of Jesus to/in the world;’ excellent. However, you said that ‘the priest will say….’ Our married Deacon gives the dismissal when he ministers at the altar with our parish priest here in Newcastle. Does his dismissal convey the same liturgical message? Why not say,’the priest or deacon’as it says in the Missal? Thought provoking; thank you, Kerry Landon