His Roster – Good News for July 8

8 07 2009

Matthew 10:1-7

Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.

The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: 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 Thaddeus; Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.

Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.'”

The Daily Path: I’d like to think that we are called to be on the team. We have no authority over unclean spirits or power to heal, but we can point those in need to where that power does exist: Christ.

Room to Chat: Lord, you hear our prayers. I know this to be true as you send grace to bolster us in time of great need. My boat may be in a storm but I see you are watching over me and others like me who call you Lord. Thank you Blessed Mother for hearing my prayer. 

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8 07 2009
wellwateredgarden

Jesus gave authority to His disciples. But … does He not give this authority, by extension, to us who believe?

Do not we also have the mandate to tell people that the Kingdom of God is here (at hand) and to cast out evil spirits and heal their diseases?

Jesus taught that those who ask would receive (from Him), those who seek would find (Him), and those who knock would have the (Heaven’s) door opened. – Matthew 7:7

What are we afraid of?

8 07 2009
spiritofmonica

Kin,
This prayer by Thomas has helped many of us.
Yours in Christ,
Ray Gilmartin

My Lord God,

I have no idea where I am going.

I do not see the road ahead of me.

I cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do I really understand myself,

and the fact that I think I am following

your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you

does in fact please you.

And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.

I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the

right road, though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always though I may

seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.

I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and

you will never leave me to face my troubles alone.

Thomas Merton

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