Gospel: Matthew 9:36-10:8
Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, the kingdom of heaven has come near. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
Our gospel for today is from Matthew 9:36-10:8. The gospel is about compassion, discipleship. This also reminds us of the role of the believers in spreading the message of Christ. When Jesus said “You will be my chosen people“, the message is very clear. He chose us to be Hi people to serve Him and help spread the good news.
In the gospel from Matthew 9:36-10:8, we are the chosen people of God. We are the disciples that share the same priesthood through baptism. We have the role being Christians in the community and that is to serve in many ways we can. It is not only the priest who are to perform this service because in the eyes of God, we are all able to do so.
So, how will we keep our role intact in our Christian community? As what the gospel from Matthew 9:36-10:8 is telling us to serve, we are to serve with a full heart. The courage to serve the community through charity. The opportunity we have to dedicate ourselves int the service of those who are in need.
This is a true calling for all Christians in the entire world. As what we are as good followers of Christ. We have the calling to what is right. In a world full of chaos, Jesus hope in us. We are the sheep that Jesus is pasturing even before He sees us of what we are.
So then, Matthew 9:36-10:8 is telling us to keep praying. Pray, work in silence and ask Him for the help we need to do what is right. We have to spread His message all throughout eternity. We must be the people of God, the spreader of the good news. We must always walk in the light of God. – Clea | Helpline PH