Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/120614.cfm
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”
Then he summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.
Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, “Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”
Are you like the sheep without a shepherd? Are you feeling empty inside? Lost? Find the master of the harvest and find the direction you need. If you have not found Him, He is waiting with open arms for you to come home. If you have found Him, Jesus is calling you to spread His word, and to do the work He gave His disciples. The time is now.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to be a better disciple, to take your word where it is most needed. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.