12 Wed Jul 2017
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For 12 July 2017, Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 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.
Â These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: â€œGo 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, â€˜The kingdom of heaven has come near.â€™
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.
May Ellen Green
12 July 2017 @ 7:52 pm
Thank you, Joan, for some new insights. It has never occurred to me that the disciples might have been challenged to cast the unclean spirits out of each other!