DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Empowerment – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus empowered His Twelve disciples with authority to drive out unclean spirits. If we are deeply united with the Holy Spirit and are committed to live the Father’s Will and to love Jesus more personally, the divine power will also work through us, when God wishes.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits with power to drive them out and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of illness.
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon who is known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who was also his betrayer.
These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them as follows: ‘Do not make your way to gentile territory, and do not enter any Samaritan town; go instead to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. And as you go, proclaim that the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.