Feast of St. Mark 

Mark: 16:15-20 

“They went forth and preached everywhere while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.” Thomas Merton insisted: “No one enters heaven all by herself/himself.” We reach God through a community, through one another. Yes, we are all called individually, we are loved as persons. Nevertheless, Karl Rahner put it startlingly: “unique individuals as we are, we are loved by God only because we belong to all others and because they belong to us.”