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UNDERSTANDING MY MISSION

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes

Introduction

Beloved brother/sister, wel­come to anoth­er week ordained and blessed by God just for you and for us all. Still in this Sunday, we con­tin­ue our reflec­tion on the sixth chapter of the Gos­pel accord­ing to Mark. Last week read­ing ter­min­ated at 6th verse, where Jesus left his homet­own, Naz­areth because of their unbe­lief and neg­li­gence. As Jesus rightly poin­ted out that “Proph­ets are not without hon­our, except in their homet­own, and among their own kin, and in their own house” (Mark 6:4). Because they know his bio­lo­gic­al back­ground, they rejec­ted him and refused to listen to him, an atti­tude that deprived them of God’s bless­ings. There­fore, Jesus had no option than to take the mes­sage and the heal­ing to those who need them.

He sent them out in pairs

Jesus called the Twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them author­ity over the unclean spir­its” (Mark 6:7). Mark under­lines that Jesus sent his dis­ciples out two by two. This is to ensure there would be two wit­nesses in accord­ance with the stip­u­la­tions of Deu­ter­o­nomy 17:6. It will also be rel­ev­ant for the testi­mony as indic­ated in Mark 6:11. Accord­ing to Deu­ter­o­nomy 17:6,.…

Mission and commitment

When Jesus sent the Twelve dis­ciples on mis­sion and instruc­ted them “to take noth­ing for their jour­ney except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts. But to wear san­dals and not to put on two tunics” (Mark 6:8–9), he wanted them to be fully com­mit­ted to the pro­clam­a­tion of the Gos­pel. Such instruc­tion also implies the Gos­pel does not admit dis­trac­tions. In this sense, to be com­mit­ted means to give entirely to a spe­cif­ic activ­ity or cause. The Twelve began their mis­sion with sim­pli­city and were entrus­ted with author­ity and power. The truly strong soul is not in need of.…..

Conclusion

Beloved read­er, just as Jesus asked the dis­ciples to shake the dust off their feet as a testi­mony against those who rejec­ted the word of god, you should have noth­ing in com­mon with any­one who rejects the word of God and refuses to live accord­ing to the will of God. Any­one who hears the Gos­pel is respons­ible for what he/she does with it. Remem­ber, the import­ant thing is not just listen­ing to the Gos­pel mes­sage, but keep­ing to it. That is, put­ting it into prac­tice (cf. Jas 1:22). Every­body is listen­ing to it. And almost every­body is preach­ing it though they are not qualified.

FOR DETAILS, GET YOUR OWN COPIES OF THE BOOKTHE WORD OF LIFE: SUNDAY REFLECTIONS” (vols. I and II)!! The reflec­tion for the 15th Sunday of the year (B) is found in vol. II pages 297–308. Happy reading!

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