Sunday, July 8, 2012

Today's Gospel lesson

from Mark 6:1-13 starting @ verse 7-Calling the twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits. These were his instructions: take nothing for the journey except a staff, no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra tunic. Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them. They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them. What does it mean to take nothing for the journey? Maybe nothing extra but to depend on the goodness of God through his children? If that is indeed the meaning then how often have we extended hospitality to others at our homes? Or how many people had the shake the dust off their feet because we did not welcome them or listen to them? Really gives me something to think about.

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