Thursday, October 18, 2007

Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist

The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two disciples
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 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.’”
Luke 10:1-9 (NAB)


Dear Father I've often wondered about my purpose as part of your plan in the harvest of laborers. Did I do my part in bringing peace to each household I've visited throughout the years. Or for that matter have I said a prayer that would bring peace to the place of work as well. After all it is a place I visit daily. Can the same then be said of a company that does not welcome those who have a strong faith and live it. Dear Father the harvest is plenty, but your laborers are few, I beg of you to bring peace to the hearts of those who are called. May they come forward and fulfill their part in your divine plan for them. Then the Kingdom of God will be at hand for us. Amen

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