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Liturgical day: Wednesday 25th in Ordinary Time

Saints

Gospel text (Lc 9,1-6): Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to drive out all evil spirits and to heal diseases. And He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He instructed them, «Don't take anything for the journey (...)». Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to drive out all evil spirits and to heal diseases. And He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He instructed them, «Don't take anything for the journey, neither walking stick, nor bag, nor bread, nor silver coins; and don't even take a spare tunic. Whatever house you enter, remain there until you leave that place. And wherever they don't welcome you, leave the town and shake the dust from your feet: it will be as a testimony against them». So they set out and went through the villages, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus Christ sends the Apostles to preach. "Today" means 2,000 years ago and also "our days": every Christian – each one baptized - has the honor of being another Christ, that is, another apostle. And the slogans for the mission are the same: we must rely primarily on the strength of Jesus Christ.

- And the staff, the saddlebags, the bread, the silver, the tunics? But what do you thing this is about? Tourist? Apostle? More junk, less speed!