Not everyone is called to full-time ministry, or what is sometimes called “vocational ministry” – but it is likely that some of us who are reading this are. But each and all of us are called to ministry. The default mode for all of us is a green light. All of us are called to go into the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. The world is in dying decay, and needs the word of life and light. People in your sphere need this life and love. You and I need this word.
All who are given the gift of faith are also given other gifts to serve the body: prayer, discipling, hospitality, evangelism, service, teaching, and more. Some are called to serve the Lord and his church full-time. By the Lord’s grace, we will continue to discern this call among parts of our own parish. We will also come alongside others beyond our own body, to support and encourage their ministry to proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. This is the succession of the apostolic witness of the gospel from generation to generation.
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)
May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.