Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reflection: Luke 9:1-6

Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Luke 9:1-6

Today’s Gospel is Jesus’s instruction to his new apostles. First of all he gives them power over demons and the ability to cure illnesses. He also is sending them forth to preach, teach and spread the good news of Jesus. Jesus even instructs them about what they should take on their journey. He also is frank with them and cautions his apostles. He bluntly tells them that some people will receive their words and others will not! They won’t always receive a warm welcome!

Today Jesus is instructing us also. He invites us to go forth and proclaim the good news today. How will we respond to this invitation? If we say yes, how will we proclaim the good news? Will we use words or just our actions? Remember: the good news is often hidden in the small things of life! Today may we be open to hear, see, respond and spread Jesus’s good news!

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