From the Pastor's Desk...
July 3rd, 2016
After speaking about the difficulties of discipleship on last week’s Gospel, this week Jesus appoints 72 disciples to go ahead of him to every town and place he plans to visit, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is at hand. Jesus admits it will be difficult, that he is sending them out like lambs among wolves.
The Kingdom of God, the disciples are called to announce, is God’s plan to fashion humankind into a community characterized by love, solidarity, justice, and peace. When they return from their journeys, they are rejoicing because their mission has been successful; Jesus tells them that they should rather rejoice because of the eternal consequences of having accepted the mission to proclaim the good news....