Wednesday 12 July 2017

About Today Readings

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.

‘He instructed them as follows …’

Jesus is sending us out, as he sent the twelve. He is inviting each of us to our mission. I am reminded today of the first time I realised that I was on a mission. It was in the 1970s when a friend greeted me with the words: ‘What mission are you on today?’ That day, so long ago, God was calling me.

I know now that my mission has grown and developed. For some years, it was a slow journey. I remember too, how apprehensive I was, in those early years, despite the enjoyment of my work. In very recent years my mission has become so wonderful, so exciting, sometimes very demanding, quite often isolating, but all the time bringing me closer to God, and closer to God in all the people I meet and serve.

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