Feast of St Barnabas, Apostle: Tuesday 11th June, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus Empowers: In today’s Gospel Jesus empowers His apostles to “cure the sick, raise the dead, drive out devils.”  Whatever they receive from God without charge, they should also serve without charge, out of love for God.”  How much of our time is spent in loving, serving and praising God?

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 10:7-13

Jesus said to his apostles, ‘As you go, proclaim that the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those suffering from virulent skin-diseases, drive out devils. You received without charge, give without charge. Provide yourselves with no gold or silver, not even with coppers for your purses, with no haversack for the journey or spare tunic or footwear or a staff, for the labourer deserves his keep.

‘Whatever town or village you go into, seek out someone worthy and stay with him until you leave. As you enter his house, salute it, and if the house deserves it, may your peace come upon it; if it does not, may your peace come back to you.’