FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Thursday – Week Four
WORD of the DAY
He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. (Mark 6: 7-13)
How shall I live this Word?
Jesus sends the disciples two by two. The mission of the twelve is the continuation of the mission of Jesus and takes place in communion. Only this overcomes selfishness and reproduces the figure of the Master in life and in the way of acting. Communion lived in the style of poverty recalls the priority of ‘being with Him’, of ‘feeling like Him’, of ‘living for Him’. Poverty is an effective and concrete sign of faith in God and freedom from slavery. When the demons of the thirst for power and domination in one’s life are cast out, life itself becomes a call for conversion.
Give us Lord the courage of poverty!
The Voice of Pope Francis Meditation 7 February 2019
We all need to be healed, all of us, because we all have spiritual diseases, all of us. … We all have the opportunity to heal others too, but with this attitude. May the Lord give us this grace to heal as He healed: with meekness, with humility, with strength against sin, against the devil, and to go forward in this beautiful ‘job’ of healing among ourselves …: ‘I heal another and let myself be healed by the other.’ Between us. This is a Christian community.
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