I recently saw a cartoon strip of Garfield the Cat in the newspaper in which he said, “I will do whatever it takes…to not do whatever it takes.”
I started thinking about what this little orange cat was saying and was reminded of the apostle Paul’s comment on the spreading of the gospel. He wrote, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
(Book of Romans 10:13-17)
Concerning the spreading of the Good News, it seems we will do whatever it takes to proclaim it or send someone to do so…or we will not do what it takes.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Jesus