Why did God share his mission?
When Jesus told His disciples to go and make more disciples (Mt 28:19), He was not simply giving an arbitrary command. He was inviting them into something greater, into the single most important operation in the history of the world: the salvation of souls. Scripture and Tradition both tell us that God is a Trinity of Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and these three divine Persons are continually giving of themselves completely to each other, manifesting an eternal exchange of divine love. In Himself, God lacks nothing. He is completely perfect and fulfilled. Yet, because love is generous and can’t help but to express itself outward, God created the world as an expression of this generous love. But His love did not stop there. Upon creating the grandeur and the beauty of the universe, God chose to create something in His own image and likeness: man. And He chose to invite man into a deep and personal relationship with Him. But man sinned and separated himself from God. Even though God continued to call man back to Himself, man could not seem to restore his broken relationship with God. Hence, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him might not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16). And still, this is not the end of God’s love. Not only did God die for us to restore our relationship with Him, but He actually invites us to share in His mission to save souls. He could have chosen to simply save each of us in isolated moments, but His love is so generous that He shares everything with us – not only His divine life, but His divine purpose as well. He calls each one of us to a greater dignity and purpose than we could ever imagine. Be not afraid to embrace God’s generous love and to share in His divine mission.