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Saturday of the First Week of Advent

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Gospel text (Mt 9:35—10:1.6-8): Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues (…). Then he summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”

Then he summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness “Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we ask ourselves: How can I know what Jesus Christ explained twenty centuries ago? Jesus-Teacher chose the twelve Apostles: He explained in detail many things to them.

-Moreover, the Father also sent us the Holy Spirit Who helps us to understand the Word of God and to transmit it from generation to generation. Although many centuries away, nothing is impossible for the Eternal God!