Saturday, July 20, 2024

Jesus chooses the first apostles

Jesus chooses the first apostles
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Pili Piñero
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Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text
Mt 10:1-7
Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.
Gospel's Commentary
Today we are witnessing an important moment in the creation of the Church: Jesus chooses His "first" apostles. Why "first", enclosed in quotation marks? Because God chooses us all! Those twelve, Peter, Andrew, Sebastian, John, and Philip... were the "first". But recently, the Church has experienced a profound change of mentality: all of us who are baptized are chosen, we are all apostles. It is a great honor! --If we would take it seriously, can you imagine how this world could be changed?" But I, what can I do? To preach with our example: to work well, to obey well, to pray well, to love well, and to smile well...

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