Intense Identity

Sundays: The Gospels from the Lectionary
Matthew 10:40-42

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Three verses ring out from countless churches across the globe concluding the “Missionary Discourse” of Jesus. The disciples rejoice to find the presence of Jesus filling them to such an extent that when people receive them, they receive Jesus. Dwell on the immensity and the intensity of the identity!

The Dutch priest Henri Nouwen said: “You find the God you want to give, in the person to whom you want to give him.” This is the joy of ministry.

Look about your world. Observe without grabbing, as the alphabyte “Eyes” suggests. Be aware today of God’s presence in your interactions with others. Even the simplest and the most mundane of these can be filled with divinity, if filled with faith and love.

The Reading for Today
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Welcome others, welcome You v. 40
Welcome those who speak for You v. 41
Cup of water in Your name v. 42
“Virtue is its own reward.”

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This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.

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