Posted by: livingscripture | October 3, 2019

26th Thursday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
26th Thursday of Ordinary Time
October 3, 2019

WORD of the DAY

After this the Lord appointed seventy[-two] others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way.

(Luke 10: 1-4)

How shall I live this Word?

The text of the evangelist Luke informs us how Jesus organized Himself by involving a large number of disciples (72) and sending them two by two ahead of Him, thus involving them in a holy collaboration. He also gave them the reason for His pressing invitation: the Harvest, that is the population, was not a small group to be converted to the Kingdom but a large number of people. Jesus does not hide the dangers of going: “I send you as lambs among wolves”. Nor is He silent about the need for the evangelical-Christian to be free from having too much (Do not carry a money bag, nor a sack, nor sandals) be free even from lingering in useless chatter along the way. (Don’t greet anyone along the way)

Thank You Lord for making us collaborators of the Kingdom, and not only this, but sending the disciples two by two. You teach us to walk together and not alone in working for the good, being aware that our going is in the name of Christ the Lord. Therefore, it can be compared to the meek advance of a lamb, since we often avert the presence of evil (rapacious wolves) that can even use this against us.

The Voice of Peter Marshall, Director
“The measure of a well-spent life is not how long it lasted but how it was given”.
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