Wednesday October 18
Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist
Am I carrying out my mission?
  • 2 Timothy 4:10-17
  • Psalm 145:10-13,17-18
  • Luke 10:1-9

In today’s Gospel proclamation Jesus is reminding us of our mission. We are called to spread the good news to a world that does not accept Jesus, to a society that has not encountered the love of the Father, to our own families who may not have a personal journey with the Lord. We have been chosen and appointed to be a light, to host the presence of the Lord, to take upon rejection, to be humble, to show love and mercy so that the world, the society and our families will be touched and changed according to the way we live. The Lord says that the road ahead will not be easy. Even the disciples faced many challenges and obstacles along the way but they held onto the mission to which they were called. In the first reading, we see how St. Paul was rejected and abandoned by his companions but that did not stop him from preaching the Gospel, he continued his mission solely relying on the power and the strength of the Lord. As I look at my life, can I say that I am fulfilling the mission to which I have been called?

Prayer: Abba Father, give us love, peace and humility so that we have the strength and courage to gather the harvest for you. Amen.

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