A reading of the holy Gospel according to Matthew 10:1-7
Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus; Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus. Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”
REFLECTION: ''Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’'
There are many times that we don't feel like going to work, cleaning house or even parenting. Many of us have spurts of energy and also periods where fatigue overcomes us. We realize that when we give it our all, there is an impact on people. So we muster up the energy to continue.
'Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Despite of our struggles and challenges we can still fulfill our purpose and give glory to God. As long as your heart is in the right place we can be a blessing to many. It is your heart that conveys God's love to others
All our efforts as PAPA is to go out and proclaim God's love for all. We pray for our priests who are "In the person of Christ, the Head, in the Church" . The priest gives us Jesus who is the energy for our pilgrimage.
" We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. " (St Teresa of Calcutta)
So imagine all of us praying, all of us fasting and sacrificing for God. Imagaine what our efforts could accomplish.
God Bless You