Posted by: livingscripture | June 12, 2012

Tenth Monday of Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day 

“As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand’.”

                           (Matthew 10: 7)                                                                                                                                                                           

How should we live this Word 

Jesus’ disciples are called to a dynamic mission, proclaiming that the Kingdom is at hand!  They announce a message of joy, liberation from the unclean spirit and the active presence of the Holy Spirit!  The mission is essentially an exorcism.  The Word and Love conquer lies and egoism, making us citizens of the Kingdom of God the Father.  Curing the sick, raising the dead, expelling demons, are all images of an interior liberation that makes us new women and men, citizens of the Kingdom.  This Kingdom is identified with freedom, fraternity, joy, and peace, the dreams of people of every epoch of history.  Here on earth, these signs of the Kingdom are experienced as a journey toward an inexpressible fullness.  “Gratuitously you have received, gratuitously give,” Jesus tells us.  The gift of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is always a reciprocal giving of the Holy Spirit 

All who follow Jesus by entering into His mission give all they have received from Him and thus penetrate more deeply into the bosom of the Trinity.  It is an urgent mission and a tremendous one that attracts us but asks us to abandon ourselves to God.  It is not our gifts of nature or of grace that being success in the mission but only the action of God.  However, He works in us and through us.  

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will nourish a listening attitude in order to understand Jesus’ Word within my daily life as His disciple. 

Lord Jesus, free me from the unclean spirit that often blinds me to Your Word of Truth.  Illumine me with Your Holy Spirit. 

The voice of David M. Turoldo, Spiritual Guide 

Those who love do not die because they give themselves!  They live in the others.  Or better yet, they live in God forever.


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