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Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 10,7-15): Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (...)." Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep. Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it, and stay there until you leave. As you enter a house, wish it peace. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you. Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet. Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.”

Illustration: + Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today we go deeper into the "apostle’s mission". What is there to do? "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons” That seems difficult and even "old-fashioned". But it is certainly not! Jesus speaks for all of us and for all times.

- Let us read Christ’s words with a moral code. "Heal": let us encourage and dialogue with those morally suffering; "Raise": let us lead, let us accompany towards the Grace of God (Sacraments); "Cleanse": let us radiate a good atmosphere, let us raise the temperature; "Drive out demons": let us give an example and let us dialogue by showing the ways of truth and good, and thus, let us free ourselves from diabolical (sometimes "too fashionable") ties.