Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
These three verses tell the whole story. Jesus identifies himself as one with God, and having all authority, sends out the disciples. All nations are included, and we are promised eternity with Jesus. As a disciple of Christ, it is my job to carry out these commands. I agree with Roz; some of us carry out these commands in our own hometowns, at work, and with friends. I need to be more transparent and more easily identified as a Christian.
Lord above, help me to be a Christian who is more readily and easily identified as such. Help me to make it visible to all I meet; your Holy Spirit lives in me. Amen