Reflection for July 12, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

No GPS needed: Jesus' traveling instructions lead us to perfect love

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by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

People traveling by plane these days know they need to prepare carefully for their journey. Summer travelers hoping to "camp out" must also be prepared for just about any emergency or visit from nature's residents.

In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus gives the Twelve some travel instructions for their ministry. He tells these ordinary people to "travel lightly" -- take a walking stick only -- no food, no extra clothes and no money! They did as he suggested and were able to bring God's healing to the sick and those in need.

Over 2,000 years later, Jesus continues to call ordinary people to travel with him. What would Jesus suggest we take along on this journey of love? The walking stick of faith, the tunic of compassion, and the joy and hope that nourishes body and soul will help us to travel lightly and follow the example of the Lord of Love.

As you reflect on your journey of love this week ask yourself:
  • Who supports me as I travel with Jesus?
  • Who do I support and how do I show that support?



5 Comment(s)

  • Donna: Friday, July 10, 2015

    Well done.

  • fran: Friday, July 10, 2015

    Excellent metaphor!

  • Sr Paulette: Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Wonderful reflection! Thanks.

  • Marie: Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Excellent commentary! I am not afraid to show my faith to anyone and today my grandson said I will go to church with you! Hooray!

  • marietta: Monday, July 13, 2015

    Makes a lot of sense.