Jesus tells the disciples in our story for today to "Go into all the world and make disciples in every nation." What do you think that means? [Wait for answers]
I'm sure he doesn't mean to force people to become disciples. You can't really do that although some folks tried that. I think it means to share God's love with the people you meet and to send people out to share God's love with people everywhere. What are some ways we can share God's love with other people? [Wait for answers]
So, we do talk to others about who God is and how we know God's love through Jesus, but it also means we show God's love to people by working along-side them to help them in the ways they need help. We can't always go ourselves, but we can send people to do that for us.
Let's talk to God about that.
God, we thank you for Jesus, who came to teach us what it means to share your love with others. Help us to share your love with the people we know, both in our words and in the things we do. Help us also to remember to support those folks who go to other places in our world and share your love.
We pray in Jesus' name.