Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The apostles are sent by Jesus Christ, living witnesses of His message of salvation

The apostles are sent by Jesus Christ, living witnesses of His message of salvation
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October 28th: Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
Gospel text
Lk 6:12-19
Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve...
Gospel's Commentary
Today, as we celebrate these two apostles, we notice two things. On the one hand, that night Jesus spent praying for his future chosen ones. A whole night! Let us think: how many nights did Jesus spend praying for me? Because in the Church we are all chosen (there are no players and spectators in this “game”: "all of us" play the game with Jesus Christ). - On the other hand, it is impressive to see in the same group of chosen people a "partisan" of the Roman Empire (Matthew) and, at the same time, Simon, an "opponent" of the Roman dominion. God calls everyone. And "everyone" means "everyone": God is like that!

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