Today’s Gospel calls us to evangelize.
“As you go, make this proclamation:
‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.
Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts;
no sack for the journey, or a second tunic,
or sandals, or walking stick.
The laborer deserves his keep.
Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it,
and stay there until you leave.
As you enter a house, wish it peace.
If the house is worthy,
let your peace come upon it;
if not, let your peace return to you.
Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—
go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.
Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable
for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment
than for that town.”
Editor’s note: I’ve typed and deleted many times this morning because my thoughts (and anger) keep going back to the stats Bishop Barron mentions in his post today. These thoughts are leading me away from the message of the Gospel this morning so I will save those for another day. I will keep it simple today. We have been given the message freely from our Savior to go and bring many to Christ – unfortunately not all. Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words— go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet. We are not to chose who is worthy and who isn’t, we are simply called to share our love of Christ with others. All of us as disciples of Christ are called to evangelize.
Do something great for our Lord today – share your love for Him to someone in need of Christ.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.