The prayer of the preacher

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time, based on Mt 10:1-7

Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.

  These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

One thought on “The prayer of the preacher

  1. Betrayal presupposes intention. You carry many of the gifts of the faithful apostles…be kind to oneself as you preach the Good News to which you have been called. Listening can take us where we may not want to go. Jesus knew better than to tell us “everything about the future,” but gifted us with faith, hope and love…you carry the kingdom of God with you. Peace, CC

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