Sent Out

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All of us are sent by Jesus to go into the world and proclaim the Kingdom of God. We know it, but most of the time we don’t do it.  I guess we are too busy with the addictions that drive our lives, whether they be wealth, drugs, drinking, gambling, television, celebrities, eating, sex, our pets, shopping or whatever else we obsessively and uselessly worship. Are these the actions that will please the Lord?  When we meet him, will we be able justify our response to his call?

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority
over all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God
and to heal the sick.
He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey,
neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money,
and let no one take a second tunic.
Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
And as for those who do not welcome you,
when you leave that town,
shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.”
Then they set out and went from village to village
proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.

Can we reorder our priorities, my sisters and brothers?  If only we can stop focusing our world around selfish things we may finally be awake to the mission.  Today, let us try to be conscious of being sent out by Jesus.  Like the Apostles, we too are given the power over demons and the authority to cure diseases.

Do we have the faith to believe that?

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