MY daily reflection and prayer: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today, according to St. Luke 10:1-9.
The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two disciples whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves payment. Do not move about from one house to another. Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you, cure the sick in it and say to them, ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.’”
This the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus appoints seventy-two disciples and commissions them to go on mission. He gives them a vision of a vast field that is ready to be harvested for the kingdom of God. In the Gospel we read, Jesus frequently uses the image of a harvest to convey the coming of God’s reign on earth. Why and what does it mean?
The harvest is the fruition of much labor and growth. It begins with the sowing of seeds, then its growth to maturity, and finally the reaping of fruit for the harvest. Jesus says that God’s word grows like a seed within us.
It is sown in the hearts of us who hear His word, accept it with trust and obedience, and then share the abundant fruit of God’s word in our lives with others. It is peace, mercy and harmony.
Jesus calls and sends us to speak and witness peace; mercy and harmony as the fruit of our faith. He gives us instructions for how we are to carry out our ministry. We must go and serve as His disciple, full of charity, peace, harmony and simplicity. We must give our full attention to the proclamation of God’s kingdom.
Jesus Christ gives us His life-giving word that we may have abundant life in Him. He wills to work in and through each of us for His glory. He shares His word with us he commissions us to speak it to others.
In Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we witness the truth and joy of the Gospel. Our prayer and worship before Him in the Sacrament of the Eucharist show our witness not only by our word but also with our example to those around us.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, may the joy and truth of the Gospel transforms our lives that we may witness it to those around us. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may spread Your truth and merciful love everywhere to everyone, now and forever. Amen.
Girli Kebon Dalem
“abdi Dalem palawija”
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