MY daily reflection and prayer:
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to Matthew 10:7-15
And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay. Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food. And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart. As you enter the house, salute it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
JESUS Christ gives his disciples a two-fold task to speak in his name and to act with his power. In his name first of all he sends his disciples to preach that the kingdom of God is at hand.
What is the kingdom of God? It is a dynamic communion of communities who freely submit to God and who honor him as their Lord and King. We pray: May your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Jesus Christ also sends his disciples to bringing the healing power and mercy of God to the weary, poor and oppressed. The kingdom of God has power to set us free from sin, sickness, fear, and oppression. He himself frees us always from anything that keeps us from loving him and our neighbor with joy and confidence.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we not only believe that he has power to change our lives and the lives of others but also worship Jesus Christ who presenting the kingdom of God in our daily lives. We have freely received his grace so we freely worship him and pray others. First of all our interest is in serving God and others for the greater of his glory. We serve without guile, but with full of charity and peace, and simplicity.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you want us all to trust in you and not on ourselves. You give us an abundant life in you. May we witness the truth and joy of the Gospel by word and example to those around us. May the joy and truth of the Gospel transform our lives that we may spread your truth and your light wherever we go now and forever. Amen.
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