When I heard today’s Gospel (Mark 6: 7-13) which is the story of Jesus sending out his disciples to teach and heal, I reflected on the fact that each day he does the same for me and for you. Every morning we wake up, more or less excited for the day ahead, and Jesus missions us. “Go out and be good news.” And don’t be worried about taking anything along with you- except Me. Just get yourself going- and trust Me.
Seeing myself as I do before a couple of cups of coffee and a shower (and even sometimes how I look as I go out the door!) I marvel at the confidence Jesus has in entrusting his mission to me. But he does it day after day. We are exactly what God chooses for the works of Love.
There are moments when I remember that I myself am the mission: I need the evil spirits cast out. I need the prophetic word for repentance. I need demons driven out and holy oils rubbed on. In those moments I am grateful for you who have also responded to Jesus’ call to mission.