Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Valentine, St. Cyril, Monk and St. Methodius, Bishop

February 14th, 2015
""Peace to this house."" Luke : 10 - 5
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“The Lord appointed seventy –two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘’ The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no  sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, 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 set before you. Cure those in it who are sick and say, ‘’The kingdom of God is very near to you. ‘’ (Luke 10 : 1 – 9)

 

There is no specific mission given, ‘’remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Instruction, ‘’ carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. O. T. Symbolism 72 (Gen.10: 2-31) Joy and sorrow is very much part of the journey. Sending them in pairs is significant, support in the midst of danger. Witness to the ‘’Mission ‘’  ‘’Joy of the Kingdom of God. ‘’

 

Prayer God our Father, Jesus has shown us the ‘’Kingdom. Amen