Know, love, and serve the Lord

21st Sunday in ordinary time
Cycle A

Gospel: Matt. 16: 30 - 20

What is the mission of the Church? To see our Lord more clearly, love him more dearly, and follow him more nearly day by day.

We cannot love someone whom we do not know. We cannot serve someone whom we have not loved.

The more we get to know our Lord, the more we get to know who we are. Why? He is the who created us. He knows why we are here in this world. Eventually we will realize that our mission as a Church is to announce the message of salvation brought by Christ.

If we haven't known, loved and served Him, despite of what we have, we haven't lived life to the fullest.