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Wednesday 14th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 10,1-7): Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over the unclean spirits to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness. Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over the unclean spirits to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first Simon, called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew, the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon, the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, the man who would betray him. Jesus sent these twelve on mission with the instruction: «Do not visit pagan territory and do not enter a Samaritan town. Go instead to the lost sheep of the people of Israel. Go and proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near’».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we are witnessing an important moment in the creation of the Church: Jesus chooses His "first" apostles. Why "first", enclosed in quotation marks? Because God chooses us all! Those twelve, Peter, Andrew, Sebastian, John, and Philip... were the "first". But recently, the Church has experienced a profound change of mentality: all of us who are baptized are chosen, we are all apostles. It is a great honor!

--If we would take it seriously, can you imagine how this world could be changed?" But I, what can I do? To preach with our example: to work well, to obey well, to pray well, to love well, and to smile well...

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