Tuesday 10 June 2014

Thursday of Week 14 Year 2

In our efforts to proclaim the Good News, we may have become distracted with so many other things. We begin to think about what we should bring, where we should stay, how we should go about, how long we should be at a certain place; so many things begin to cloud our minds, divert our attention and distract us. Instead, we should be focusing on going forth to preach the Good News.

In today's Gospel, Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: "As you go, proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils. You received without charge, give without charge. Provide yourselves with no gold or silver, not even with a few coppers for your purses, with no haversack for the journey or spare tunic or footwear or a staff, for the workman deserves his keep. Whatever town or village you go into, ask for someone trustworthy and stay with him until you leave. As you enter his house, salute it, and if the house deserves it, let your peace descend upon it; if it does not, let your peace come back to you." This shows that Jesus wanted us to be free from so many unnecessary worries and concerns, so that we would concentrate more on preaching the Good News. Let us not be distracted with other things as we go forth to preach the Good News. Are we not trusting enough that Jesus would care and provide for our needs?

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