Prayer of the Day

Feast of Ss Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

July 9th, 2015
"As you go, proclaim the good news, 'The Kingdom of heaven has come near.'" Matthew 10 : 7
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Jesus said; “Whatever town or village you enter,  look for a worthy person in it,  and stay there.” (Matthew 10 : 11)  Jews go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem on appointed festivals.  The journey took days in Jesus’ time,  and finding accommodation was a problem too.  For the rich that did not cause any trouble as they could afford to pay for first class accommodation,  but the poor depended on the hospitality of the Eastern people who are noted for their hospitality.  Jesus says that the Apostle must behave like a poor pilgrim who is content with what the host can offer.  Clearly Jesus defines the Apostle as a poor pilgrim who has to rely on God and neighbours.

Prayer

God of love, while we live a life of love on earth, we also will meet some hardships and suffering. Grant us the strength to endure the ups and downs of life. Amen