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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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Gospel text (Mk 6,7-13): Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick— no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we see The Twelve, chosen by Jesus –Simon Peter, James, John…- as freshmen in their young vocation as Apostles. Jesus has chosen them to live with Him, to form them and, thus, all together, to spread the Good News of Salvation. Moreover, the Lord gives them strength to heal the sick and cast away demons.

- What a joy! God has saved me and wants to count on me to stand by others –friend, relatives… To keep their company along the good paths in this life, on our way to eternal life.