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Matthew 10:7-13

Jesus said, 'As you go, proclaim the good news, "The kingdom of heaven has come near." Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for labourers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

Matthew 10:7-13
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    • Jesus challenges the apostles to renounce wealth and possessions and follow his example of compassionate service. How can I do this is in a world that is so much more complicated than the world of Jesus was?
    • Have the trappings of modernity dulled my understanding of what bearing witness is really all about? Would anyone think of me as witnessing to gospel values?
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    • In prayer we can ask ourselves, ‘What was the good news of God for me these last days?’ the good news can be a blessing in the tough times of life, the goodness of someone’s love and friendship, the smile of a baby or the thanks of an elderly person. Good news can be in the coming of peace to a country or neighbourhood. We can do that when we discover the good news in our own lives. Jesus asks us to proclaim it.
    • There’s something in this gospel about being single-minded. When we work for the Lord we stop worrying about clothing, money, shelter. We are concerned but not anxious. It is difficult to take this literally but it asks us to be open-minded and open-hearted in the following of Christ. We are to be people for whom this relationship is a priority in life and that nothing else should sour it or come before it. All love, all friendships, all we are, all we have and all we do are in the love of Christ and to him all can be given.
    • Something big has come into the world in Jesus Christ. He is the one who announces the kingdom of God. The reign of God is where the things and concerns of God take priority place in the life of the world and of people. In the community of the church we commit ourselves to being people who live in the love, call and challenge of the reign of God, praying each day, ‘Thy kingdom come'.  
    • Jesus wants discipleship to be free of calculation and of measurement. He invites me to see myself as someone who gives freely of the good they have received.
    • I am sent to bring life, healing and renewal. I take this time to allow God to give me what I need so that I may give, not of my own resources, but of what I have freely received.
    • 'Take nothing.' Picture an airport full of travellers intent on their destinations, carefully marshalling and shepherding their luggage - locking it, lugging it, looking out for it, loading it. What does that do to people? Why does Jesus want us to travel lightly?
    • Jesus encourages me to give freely of what I have received. I offer to others what I received from God knowing that it has cost me nothing, remembering that I and others may benefit in the giving.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • In prayer we can ask ourselves, ‘What was the good news of God for me these last days?’ the good news can be a blessing in the tough times of life, the goodness of someone’s love and friendship, the smile of a baby or the thanks of an elderly person. Good news can be in the coming of peace to a country or neighbourhood. We can do that when we discover the good news in our own lives. Jesus asks us to proclaim it.
    • There’s something in this gospel about being single-minded. When we work for the Lord we stop worrying about clothing, money, shelter. We are concerned but not anxious. It is difficult to take this literally but it asks us to be open-minded and open-hearted in the following of Christ. We are to be people for whom this relationship is a priority in life and that nothing else should sour it or come before it. All love, all friendships, all we are, all we have and all we do are in the love of Christ and to him all can be given.
    • Something big has come into the world in Jesus Christ. He is the one who announces the kingdom of God. The reign of God is where the things and concerns of God take priority place in the life of the world and of people. In the community of the church we commit ourselves to being people who live in the love, call and challenge of the reign of God, praying each day, ‘Thy kingdom come'.  
    • Jesus wants discipleship to be free of calculation and of measurement. He invites me to see myself as someone who gives freely of the good they have received.
    • I am sent to bring life, healing and renewal. I take this time to allow God to give me what I need so that I may give, not of my own resources, but of what I have freely received.
    • 'Take nothing.' Picture an airport full of travellers intent on their destinations, carefully marshalling and shepherding their luggage - locking it, lugging it, looking out for it, loading it. What does that do to people? Why does Jesus want us to travel lightly?
    • Jesus encourages me to give freely of what I have received. I offer to others what I received from God knowing that it has cost me nothing, remembering that I and others may benefit in the giving.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • In prayer we can ask ourselves, ‘What was the good news of God for me these last days?’ the good news can be a blessing in the tough times of life, the goodness of someone’s love and friendship, the smile of a baby or the thanks of an elderly person. Good news can be in the coming of peace to a country or neighbourhood. We can do that when we discover the good news in our own lives. Jesus asks us to proclaim it.
    • There’s something in this gospel about being single-minded. When we work for the Lord we stop worrying about clothing, money, shelter. We are concerned but not anxious. It is difficult to take this literally but it asks us to be open-minded and open-hearted in the following of Christ. We are to be people for whom this relationship is a priority in life and that nothing else should sour it or come before it. All love, all friendships, all we are, all we have and all we do are in the love of Christ and to him all can be given.
    • Something big has come into the world in Jesus Christ. He is the one who announces the kingdom of God. The reign of God is where the things and concerns of God take priority place in the life of the world and of people. In the community of the church we commit ourselves to being people who live in the love, call and challenge of the reign of God, praying each day, ‘Thy kingdom come'.  
    • Jesus wants discipleship to be free of calculation and of measurement. He invites me to see myself as someone who gives freely of the good they have received.
    • I am sent to bring life, healing and renewal. I take this time to allow God to give me what I need so that I may give, not of my own resources, but of what I have freely received.
    • 'Take nothing.' Picture an airport full of travellers intent on their destinations, carefully marshalling and shepherding their luggage - locking it, lugging it, looking out for it, loading it. What does that do to people? Why does Jesus want us to travel lightly?
    • Jesus encourages me to give freely of what I have received. I offer to others what I received from God knowing that it has cost me nothing, remembering that I and others may benefit in the giving.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • In prayer we can ask ourselves, ‘What was the good news of God for me these last days?’ the good news can be a blessing in the tough times of life, the goodness of someone’s love and friendship, the smile of a baby or the thanks of an elderly person. Good news can be in the coming of peace to a country or neighbourhood. We can do that when we discover the good news in our own lives. Jesus asks us to proclaim it.
    • There’s something in this gospel about being single-minded. When we work for the Lord we stop worrying about clothing, money, shelter. We are concerned but not anxious. It is difficult to take this literally but it asks us to be open-minded and open-hearted in the following of Christ. We are to be people for whom this relationship is a priority in life and that nothing else should sour it or come before it. All love, all friendships, all we are, all we have and all we do are in the love of Christ and to him all can be given.
    • Something big has come into the world in Jesus Christ. He is the one who announces the kingdom of God. The reign of God is where the things and concerns of God take priority place in the life of the world and of people. In the community of the church we commit ourselves to being people who live in the love, call and challenge of the reign of God, praying each day, ‘Thy kingdom come'.  
    • Jesus wants discipleship to be free of calculation and of measurement. He invites me to see myself as someone who gives freely of the good they have received.
    • I am sent to bring life, healing and renewal. I take this time to allow God to give me what I need so that I may give, not of my own resources, but of what I have freely received.
    • 'Take nothing.' Picture an airport full of travellers intent on their destinations, carefully marshalling and shepherding their luggage - locking it, lugging it, looking out for it, loading it. What does that do to people? Why does Jesus want us to travel lightly?
    • Jesus encourages me to give freely of what I have received. I offer to others what I received from God knowing that it has cost me nothing, remembering that I and others may benefit in the giving.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • In prayer we can ask ourselves, ‘What was the good news of God for me these last days?’ the good news can be a blessing in the tough times of life, the goodness of someone’s love and friendship, the smile of a baby or the thanks of an elderly person. Good news can be in the coming of peace to a country or neighbourhood. We can do that when we discover the good news in our own lives. Jesus asks us to proclaim it.
    • There’s something in this gospel about being single-minded. When we work for the Lord we stop worrying about clothing, money, shelter. We are concerned but not anxious. It is difficult to take this literally but it asks us to be open-minded and open-hearted in the following of Christ. We are to be people for whom this relationship is a priority in life and that nothing else should sour it or come before it. All love, all friendships, all we are, all we have and all we do are in the love of Christ and to him all can be given.
    • Something big has come into the world in Jesus Christ. He is the one who announces the kingdom of God. The reign of God is where the things and concerns of God take priority place in the life of the world and of people. In the community of the church we commit ourselves to being people who live in the love, call and challenge of the reign of God, praying each day, ‘Thy kingdom come'.  
    • Jesus wants discipleship to be free of calculation and of measurement. He invites me to see myself as someone who gives freely of the good they have received.
    • I am sent to bring life, healing and renewal. I take this time to allow God to give me what I need so that I may give, not of my own resources, but of what I have freely received.
    • 'Take nothing.' Picture an airport full of travellers intent on their destinations, carefully marshalling and shepherding their luggage - locking it, lugging it, looking out for it, loading it. What does that do to people? Why does Jesus want us to travel lightly?
    • Jesus encourages me to give freely of what I have received. I offer to others what I received from God knowing that it has cost me nothing, remembering that I and others may benefit in the giving.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • In prayer we can ask ourselves, ‘What was the good news of God for me these last days?’ the good news can be a blessing in the tough times of life, the goodness of someone’s love and friendship, the smile of a baby or the thanks of an elderly person. Good news can be in the coming of peace to a country or neighbourhood. We can do that when we discover the good news in our own lives. Jesus asks us to proclaim it.
    • There’s something in this gospel about being single-minded. When we work for the Lord we stop worrying about clothing, money, shelter. We are concerned but not anxious. It is difficult to take this literally but it asks us to be open-minded and open-hearted in the following of Christ. We are to be people for whom this relationship is a priority in life and that nothing else should sour it or come before it. All love, all friendships, all we are, all we have and all we do are in the love of Christ and to him all can be given.
    • Something big has come into the world in Jesus Christ. He is the one who announces the kingdom of God. The reign of God is where the things and concerns of God take priority place in the life of the world and of people. In the community of the church we commit ourselves to being people who live in the love, call and challenge of the reign of God, praying each day, ‘Thy kingdom come'.  
    • Jesus wants discipleship to be free of calculation and of measurement. He invites me to see myself as someone who gives freely of the good they have received.
    • I am sent to bring life, healing and renewal. I take this time to allow God to give me what I need so that I may give, not of my own resources, but of what I have freely received.
    • 'Take nothing.' Picture an airport full of travellers intent on their destinations, carefully marshalling and shepherding their luggage - locking it, lugging it, looking out for it, loading it. What does that do to people? Why does Jesus want us to travel lightly?
    • Jesus encourages me to give freely of what I have received. I offer to others what I received from God knowing that it has cost me nothing, remembering that I and others may benefit in the giving.