“Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.” –Luke 10: 3
This verse stuck out to me in yesterday’s Gospel, and at first seems like a frightening message. What is Jesus asking of us? Don’t wolves eat lambs? Where is He instructing us to go? When reading between the lines, we find not fear, but incredible wisdom and the strategy to which we are called as disciples of Christ.
Jesus, the Good Shepherd, has appointed us, and He says, “Go on your way.” What is our way? Our way is to campus where we encounter the darkness that envelopes our culture. The Lord says, “I am sending you like lambs among wolves.” We are lambs in wolves clothing! We are meeting students where they are at, like St. Paul, striving to “become all things to all, to save at least some” (1 Corinthians 9: 22). We have been handed a mission and the stakes are too high not to carry it out. As we go about our daily lives in our workplace, with our friends, and in our families, God invites us to be “shrewd as serpents and simple as doves” (Matthew 10:16) to bring others to Christ. We work to invite more laborers for the harvest of the Lord, to proclaim that the Kingdom of God is at hand. Come, Lord Jesus! Nourish us, Your flock of lambs, as we strive to imitate the Good Shepherd in this mission.