Take Only What is Necessary

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For 4 February 2021, Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary Time, based on Mark 6:7-13

Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.


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.

About Mary Erika Bolaños

Mary Erika is a lay preacher from the Philippines. She teaches at the Institute of Preaching, handling the Practicum in Preaching Program. She is also a School Administrator and an Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, where she also received her Ph.D. in Theology.