One of the key organizing tools in a well organized operation or program is clear job descriptions; descriptions that pinpoint responsibility, eliminate confusion and enhance productivity. If you were one of the apostles or experienced the coming of the Holy Spirit, do you think you would have immediately thought that you had accepted the organizational responsibility that was attached to his coming? Or that you had been given a job description?
Despite the confidence that came with the coming of the Holy Spirit, the apostles needed to be reminded, and they grasped only slowly that they had been given an assignment- a job description- that they were to be witnesses to Jesus there in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria and even to the ends of the earth. That, of course, would include Texas!
Those words were spoken to each one of us and on the basis of our baptism, we are challenged to make some contribution towards fitting that job description into our own life.