Jesus’ Life: Chapter 6 – Jesus’ Ministry In Galilee (Part 2)
Although Jesus gave his twelve Apostles a practical insight into their future by sending them out to preach his Gospel message, he also told them about the personal anguish they would receive after his crucifixion, death and resurrection.
He said, “I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of people, because they will hand you over to councils and flog you… Whenever they hand you over for trial, do not worry about how to speak or what to say, for what you should say will be given to you… it is not you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
The Apostles had a greater reason than most of us to worry but they were too busy to do so. They believed in Jesus’ promise of eternal happiness and they wanted the reward. (Matthew 10:17-25, Mark 13:9-13, Luke 6:40, John 13:16)
Sometimes we think we have to control everything in our life but not so! Allow Jesus to take your hand.
Lord Jesus, we pray for your Priests and Religious who continue to do your work throughout the world, and for those persecuted because they believe in your Word.
Prayer: For Vocations
Come Holy Spirit.
Give me the understanding to hear your voice,
Give me the awe and wonder to see God in others,
Give me the judgement to accept your call,
Give me the knowledge of when to act,
Give me the courage to tell others of your calling,
Give me the reverence to invite you into my life,
Give me the wisdom to follow where you lead
And give me Your presence to inspire, now and forever. Amen.