The conclusion of the Gospel of Mark includes a post-Resurrection appearance to the eleven apostles, the ascension of Jesus, and the commissioning of the apostles. Each is a reflection of the mission and ministry of all Christians.

As Christians, we witness to Jesus as risen and returned to God, and we accept the mandate to continue His work. Am I prepared for each today?

Dear Jesus, empower me to be a faithful witness to eternal life with God. May my service in charity bear witness to this saving Truth.