S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Go and Share!

We hear in today's Gospel account Jesus sending out the disciples into mission. He instructs them to bring nothing, but their presence and the Good News of God's reign.

I believe Jesus presents to us an alternative lifestyle, that of simplicity. I feel that Jesus gave these instructions, or rather invitation, of living simply -- to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts -- in the context of mission, to remind us that these things are not the "basics" of life! What's more important is that we participate in His mission of building up the Kingdom of God in our midst rather than immerse ourselves in the hedonistic luxuries of life.

It may be helpful to ask ourselves this question: "Am I truly ready to embrace the life of Jesus and live His kind of life, as a Christian?" Something to muse upon as we begin another week.


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