July 3, Sunday, 14th Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14, Galatians 6:14-18, Gospel: Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20
Jesus asks us to participate in the mission endeavor with a spirit of sincerity and humility.
As Jesus said, the harvest is plentiful today, but few people have come to harvest it. So, we will all proclaim the Good News to the entire world.
Also, he warns us not to let earthly pleasures, offensive words, insults, ridicule, or persecution take our attention away from trying to spread the gospel.
To proclaim His Kingdom, Jesus wants us to embrace humility, love, and peace. He instructs us to eat, drink, and sleep with those who welcome us into their homes.
In this verse, Jesus reveals that His purpose will necessitate extreme humility and that it will be impossible to achieve without Him. Consequently, he provides the practical instruction, "Carry no money bag, no sack, and no sandals; and do not greet anyone along the road." If we examine this verse from a spiritual perspective, we can see Jesus saying two things.
First, "Rely on my providence while you fulfill your life's goal."
Second, "Keep your attention on your ultimate objective and avoid being sidetracked." It's not that sending money or speaking to people are terrible ideas in and of themselves; instead, we must understand the spiritual significance of faith and love to accomplish His mission.
So, let's remember that Jesus asked us to do the mission with humility and love.
1. Whether you are a clergy member or a layperson, proclaim the Good News.
2. Welcoming and taking care of those spreading the Good News in our churches and homes so they can keep doing Christ's work.
Let us reflect on how well you trust in the providence of God as you strive to embrace his mission courageously. Let us recommit ourselves to the mission of God with humble and compassionate hearts.
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