Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070316.cfm
At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment. Do not move about from one house to another. Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you, cure the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.'”
In this same way, Jesus expects to go out and proclaim His word today. He does not expect us to go shoeless, but he does expect us to go with very little baggage and a lot of humility. If you truly believe, you too will perform miracles in this world. Are you brave enough to try?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the courage and the humility I need to proclaim your word and bring you into the life of others, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.