Thursday, 18 October 2012

18th October 2012 Luke 10:1-9 Luke the Evangelist

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.  He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.  Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’  If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.  Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.  Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

And again, following on from the last two days, we hear what we are called to be as disciples.  We are called to spread the good news, to come into relationship with people who are seeking to understand and know Jesus and to heal and teach where we can.  This is not a calling to a few but to 72 then and to all of us now; and it's a living faith and a living commission.  This is what matters.  Go and live it.

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