Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Food for Thought
FirstReading: Prv 30:5-9
Psalm: Ps 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163
Gospel: Lk 9:1-6
God’s words are timeless. His promises transcend all time and space. The Bible is full of His promises. Jesus commissioned his Apostles to go out to spread the Good News, to heal people and to take authority over demons.
This is still true today. We are called to reach out and help those who are diseased physically and spiritually. Is it not healing when we compassionately caress the hand of an arthritic man? Is it not healing when we sit down and listen to the woes and worries of a co-worker? Is it not taking authority when we help rehabilitate a friend hooked on vices?
Jesus does not promise that it will be easy. We will meet disappointments and rejections. However, those of us who are willing to follow his footpath will find a place in his kingdom.