June 11, 2018 - Monday
Gospel - Mt 10:7-13
Go and proclaim this message: The Kingdom of Heaven is near
By healing of the sick, bringing the “dead” back to life, cleansing of “lepers” and by driving out demons--all considered as outcasts in any community, that’s how we bring them back to life, bring Jesus back into their lives. They are the lost sheep of Israel: the poor in spirit, downhearted, discouraged, hearts who need cleansing, and overwhelmed by evil thoughts and deeds.
He tells the disciples not to bring anything with them, but to find a place of peace, and trust that provisions will be furnished them during their mission. They are to learn to live in a community...The Kingdom of God is “in their midst”, “is close at hand “, their living together , integrated in a community that’s been renewed.
God Our Father, teach us and guide us to live and lead others specially the lost and the least, to the Kingdom of Heaven, and live a life renewed in Christ.