Jesus sent his Apostles out in pairs to heal the sick and preach his Gospel.
He said to them, “take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no bag, no money… and put on sandals but do not wear two tunics”. (Mark 6:8-9)
The Gospel that the Apostles carried to the people was their greatest joy and burden, as it is for us today.
Lord Jesus, give me the courage and strength to stand up and share your Gospel with those whom I meet and care for today.
Prayer: Teach Us (St Ignatius of Loyola)
Teach us Good Lord;
To serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and to ask for no reward,
Save that of knowing we do your will.