THE CHURCHâS MISSIONARY
19.âEvangelization takes place in obedience to
the missionary mandate of Jesus: âGo therefore
and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all
that I have commanded youâ (
these verses we see how the risen Christ sent his
followers to preach the Gospel in every time and
place, so that faith in him might spread to every
corner of the earth.
church which goes
20.âThe word of God constantly shows us how
God challenges those who believe in him âto go
forthâ. Abraham received the call to set out for
a new land (cf.
12:1-3). Moses heard Godâs
call: âGo, I send youâ (
3:10) and led the peo-
ple towards the promised land (cf.
Jeremiah God says: âTo all whom I send you, you
shall goâ (
1:7). In our day Jesusâ command to
âgo and make disciplesâ echoes in the changing
scenarios and ever new challenges to the Churchâs
mission of evangelization, and all of us are called
to take part in this new missionary âgoing forthâ.
Each Christian and every community must dis-
cern the path that the Lord points out, but all