Gather with the Twelve and listen to Jesus tell them and you about how to go about spreading God’s Good News.
The reception of God’s peace, which each household must have, begins with you. Wait before you begin to read. Silence descends, giving a wide setting for whatever distracting thoughts may be buzzing in your head. Give them attention for a moment, but only long enough for you to collect them and turn them over to the Lord. Do not suppress distractions; give them a way out and a direction into God.
The thought of Jesus is not complicated here; however, be ready to be transformed by grace.
What are these?
Seeking out the lost with love v. 6
Given freely; freely give v. 8
Breathing peace on everyone v. 13
Losing life and finding it v. 39
This is the third of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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We continue reading the Gospel of Matthew.
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