July 7 – Sunday
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading LK 10:1-12, 17-20
Jesus is preparing his disciples for mission. He leaves them in no doubt about the challenges, obstacles and dangers which will await them. They will succeed, however, because the power of God is working with them. Accordingly, ‘the seventy return with joy’. Do you experience that joy when you do what the Lord wants?
St. Teresa of Avila reminds us why we must carry on his ministry to the world:- 'Christ has no body on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ looks out to the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless others now.'
Lord Jesus, I am yours. Use me to fulfill your plans of salvation. Amen