Year C- 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 AND after these things the Lord appointed also other seventy-two: and he sent them in groups of two before him into every city and place where he himself was to come.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusDuring the time of my public ministry, I commissioned not only my apostles but also my disciples, to go and heal the sick and to deliver those affected by evil spirits, to give joy to those who suffered, to give hope to those in despair, to bring light to those in darkness and to proclaim my message.
It is a mission that I continue to entrust to my priests, and to all those who believe in me. Before they can heal the sick they must accept my gifts and believe in them, they must be purified by grace and be healed spiritually so that they can heal others.
The harvest is great indeed, but the labourers are few, many are called but few are chosen, some do my work but are seeking their rewards in this life; some end up going astray because they lose their faith during the journey.
The spiritual life is filled with many temptations. I asked my disciples and apostles to depend entirely on me during their travels, because I wanted to confirm to them that I was there with them as they proclaimed my words. The miracles testified to my presence, as my power flowed through them during their prayers. In the same way I ask souls to surrender totally to me so that they may pray fervently for others to obtain the grace of my miracles.
Oh if you knew how much I desire to have instruments of my mercy and of my power, to work for me through their lives of prayer and humility. This world would change so quickly if souls listened to my call. Know that the Kingdom of Heaven is very near indeed.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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