“Send us out with nothing to lose”Mt 10:7-15

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Gospel Mt 10:7-15

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“As you go, make this proclamation:
‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.
Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts;
no sack for the journey, or a second tunic,
or sandals, or walking stick.
The laborer deserves his keep.
Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it,
and stay there until you leave.
As you enter a house, wish it peace.
If the house is worthy,
let your peace come upon it;
if not, let your peace return to you.
Whoever will not receive you or listen to your wordsC
go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.
Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable
for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment
than for that town.”
Jesus,
Send us out with nothing to lose.
Help us leave behind the stuff that weighs us down.
           The stuff of power, self-righteousness and arrogance.
Give us the courage to enter into suffering.
           To heal diseases, to forgive others, to tear down walls and build up people.
Send us humbly with only peace.
            Help us shake the dust from our desire to wanting to be right.
            Help us listen to your words and not to our own banter. 
             Help us be honest in your service and true to your mission of hope.
Give us a worthy heart and allow hope to rest in our impatience. 
            Help us build a house, a church of worthiness and peace.
Amen

One thought on ““Send us out with nothing to lose”Mt 10:7-15

  1. “Help us leave behind the stuff that ways us down.” I thought perhaps you meant “weighs”, but I began to meditate on “ways us down.” I thought of how Jesus said “I Am the Way”! So, the stuff that “ways us down” keeps us from THE WAY, Jesus! Intended or not, this phrase has certainly given me food for thought! Love and Peace to you, Ron!

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