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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 13, 2019 | discipleship, God's providence, Gospel, Jesus, Mass readings, missionaries, reflections, salvation
1st Reading: Isaiah 66:10-14c
Resp. Psalm Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20
2nd Reading: Galatians 6:14-18
Gospel: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
The time to rejoice is now because God's missionaries are being sent throughout the whole world to preach the good news. This will be frightening at times because there are wolves that stand ready to attack and even worse, wolves in sheep's clothing. But Jesus's mission did not end until He fulfilled it because whenever the Father's Will is being done, we are protected. We might get roughed up along the way but this is part of the cost of discipleship.
We need to pray for protection for the whole Church. Remember that the Holy Spirit is called the Restrainer because evil is kept from devastating all of us on Earth. We could not last one minute without God's protection.
May our names be written in Heaven as Jesus says in today's Gospel. If anything good is accomplished through us, God does it. We are just useless servants whom the Lord considers precious.
Written by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD