Friday 25 October 2013

Saint Luke, Evangelist - Feast

When we go for trips, some of us may fret about what to bring with us. Some would start packing lots of clothes, toiletries, make-up, etc. Others might just pack what they feel is necessary and travel light.

When the Lord sends us on a "trip" (mission), what have we been instructed to do? In today's Gospel, there is a sense of urgency for us to make the trip. We are told to:

1. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

2. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals.

3. Salute no one on the road.

4. Stay in the same house... do not move from house to house.

Our duty, from today's Gospel, is to go and preach the Good News through words and deeds. This duty is so urgent that we should not be hampered and distracted with other matters.

Should the Lord call you right now to go and preach the Good News without delay, would you be able and willing to do so immediately?

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