My friends, our readings today describe a similar experience for us as disciples of Christ.
If we allow Him, He wants to pull us from the world-view that we’re used to in order to see the world from a different perspective
To see ourselves from a different perspective
As you probably noticed, our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles almost reads like a travel manual.
Paul and Barnabas are on fire with the Holy Spirit and have no greater desire than to spread the message of Christ all over the place
So they’re really going from city-center to city-center
Sharing the message of Christ, and drawing in converts
The people in these cities, if you read through the Acts of the Apostles, were looking for hope in the world
And what is more hopeful than the message of Christ
But this being called out of themselves goes back to what we get in our Gospel today
In this short Gospel Jesus explains the heart of what it means to be a disciple
“they will know you are my disciples through your love”