Thursday, February 4, 2016

Two by two...

"Jesus summoned the Twelve and began  to send them out two by two..."
Mark 6:7
Jesus gave them their marching orders, as it were.  He gave specific instructions, like just what to take, what to do, where to stay, and so on. He told them to stay where they're welcome, shake it off when they're not. He told them to accept the kindness of strangers and trust they will get whatever they need. Jesus may as well be giving us the same marching orders today as we embark on a winter Thursday.  We may have a day full of appointments, a classroom full of wiggly kids, a bus full of noisy students, an office full of ill patients, or even a long day with nothing specific to do.  But, whatever our day looks like, we are to accept strangers, shake off rejection, not over-pack and burden ourselves with stuff, and, mostly, share the Good News with others.  Tall order for the day, but we can do it! With God's help!  Love, heidi

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