16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Why is this so hard for us? Seems a simple enough task. Go tell Jesus' story; go tell your story; oh, that's right. The hard part is the "GO". That means I have to get up off my dead behind, shut off the television, put down my phone, IPOD, IPAD, Kindle, and the other personal media devices, and interact (face-to-face) with - O! the horror of it all! - other people! But that's what Jesus wants us to do. Be a representative of Him, right here, right now. But that's another problem, isn't it? To be a representative of Him, I have to be like Him. I have to love other people (it's that "love your neighbor as yourself" thing); it's that "do unto others" thing; it's that accountability and responsibility thing. What if...what if for just one day, the whole world practiced that "stuff?" Would that change your life? What if...what if for just one day, you practiced that "stuff?" Would that change your life? Start small - say "hi" to that neighbor who's always grumping about your music; now, how hard was that? Say...take a moment out of your busy life to be kind to a stray dog, a stray person, a stray tourist. Show them that being a disciple of Jesus Christ isn't just a fancy catch phrase. GO...out and be a disciple, then you can make disciples.