Wednesday 10 July 2019
Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24. Psalm 32(33):2-3, 10-11, 18-19. Matthew 10:1-7.
Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you – Psalm 32(33):2-3, 10-11, 18-19
‘As you go, proclaim the good news.’
Jesus commissions his disciples to go out and carry on the work he has begun. He chose ordinary people with no special education or social advantages to work among their own kind. He entrusted these people with his word and empowered them with his Spirit. He chose them knowing they could work with and rise above their limitations, sent out as disciples on mission.
The disciples worked among oppressed peoples, bringing healing of body and spirit. In today’s world there are countless reasons for ordinary people to enter into solidarity with the poor. We see everyday examples of people who feel the Spirit moving within empowering them to empower others, to enter into kinship with our brothers and sisters on the peripheries of society. Can we join them in announcing through word and deed that ‘the kingdom of heaven has come near’?