26th Week, Ordinary Time: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 10:1-9

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.” ’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus, in His Wisdom, saw that good can come about by sending His Disciples out in pairs to proclaim the Good News of salvation to others.


  • When we serve God’s people, we are to encourage and support each other, to protect and contribute to the mission that Jesus has entrusted to us.


  • These qualities are needed in our mission/ministry as they help to strengthen us when we face challenges and pains. Jesus is reminds us today that we are serving His mission as “lambs amongst wolves.”