14th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 8th July, 2022

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 10:16-20, 22

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.

‘Beware of men: they will hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the pagans. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.

‘You will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • In life, sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations. We are ‘forced’ to be ‘cunning’ in order to overcome them. However, this must never be at the expense of committing any sins.


  • In today’s Gospel, Jesus assures us that the Holy Spirit will never abandon us; more so when we are “hated on account” of our faith in Him.


  • Jesus sees our sufferings and trials in life, and also our efforts to try to be faithful  to Him.  Pray for greater courage and trust in the Lord at all times.