Read­ing Time: 2 minutes Intro­duc­tion Last Sunday Gos­pel read­ing ended with the dis­cern­ing of dis­ciples and the cost of dis­ciple­ship (cf. Luke 9:57–62). In this Sunday read­ing, Jesus makes sev­enty-two of his dis­ciples exper­i­ence the pros and cons of dis­ciple­ship and of pro­claim­ing the Gos­pel. Though not indic­ated, but these sev­enty-two dis­ciples must have under­stood bet­ter Jesus’ words that “foxes have dens and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (Luke 9:58). They must have also learnt…

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