How many times have you heard the words at the conclusion of Mass, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord?” How do we most effectively “serve the Lord?” By bringing Him to others. As it says on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
After the blessing, the deacon dismisses the people. In fact, the dismissal gives the liturgy its name. The word “Mass” comes from the Latin word, ” Missa.” At one time, the people were dismissed with the words “Ite, missa est” (literally meaning “Go, she—meaning you, the Church—has been sent”). The word “Missa” is related to the word “missio,” the root of the English word “mission.” The liturgy does not simply come to an end. Those assembled are sent forth to bring the fruits of the Eucharist to the world.
On Wednesday, share your take on how your participation at Mass and reception of the Eucharist fill you with a missionary zeal to evangelize those you know and love!