26th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday 5th October, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Peace” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus commissioned his seventy-two disciples to go out to all the towns to proclaim the Good News of Salvation and bless them with His Divine Peace.  Ponder on, “Jesus wants to bless us abundantly.  However, do we welcome Him or are we too distracted and do not value His blessings?  Have other interests replaced our love for God?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 10:1-11

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself would be visiting. And he said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to do his harvesting. Start off now, but look, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Take no purse with you, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house.

Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is put before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not make you welcome, go out into its streets and say, “We wipe off the very dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God is very near.”