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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - Luke 10:1-22. 17-20

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Luke 10:1-22. 17-20


Jesus sent out his disciples on a mission to let people know "The kingdom of God has come near to you" Recall when you have reached out to another in word or in deed to help them realize that they were cherished, perhaps by a word of sympathy or encouragement, or by giving a hand with a difficult task. What was it like for you to experience yourself as a person bringing help and encouragement to another?

Recent events (Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and poverty and famine in some countries) have created situations of dire need for some. These crises have also brought out great generosity as people reached out in caring for the sick and refugees and contributing money when they could. Perhaps there are individuals or groups that have particularly, inspired you. Remember them and ask God's blessing on them.

Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. When have you found it beneficial not to be working alone, but with another by your side? How did companionship change the experience? What you were able to achieve together that you could not have done on your own?

When the disciples returned Jesus warned them not to focus on the thrill of what they had been able to achieve. It was more important that their "names are written in heaven". Sometimes we also need reminders that who we are is more important than what we do. Who have been the people who brought this home to you? Have there been experience that helped you to appreciate this?



Published Sat 2nd Jul 2022 00:39:24
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