Sunday, July 3, 2016

Reflection: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Sunday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time – Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Today Jesus chooses seventy-two other disciples.  He immediately sends them out two by two into the villages to preach the Good News and gives them lengthy and detailed instructions. 

Today Jesus sends us forth to preach the Good News.  We may preach the Good News by our word, our example, and our love.  We may preach the Good News by noticing and attending to an individual we encounter.  Often it is the little acts of kindness that have the greatest potential to be gift to another individual.  We may preach the Good News with a smile or perhaps we spend 10-15 minutes of our time and sit down and listen to a friend who is struggling.  We may hear about a good cause and we decide to contribute to that cause.

In today’s world, we are Jesus’ disciples.  Will our actions, love and care for people demonstrate that we are Jesus’ disciples?  The acts we do may seem very small to us.  However, if done with great love, the smallest act may be a great gift to someone you encounter today!

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