Weekend Reflections for 7/13/18
It is common parlance today to speak of the 12 apostles as simple bumbling fools. They didn't seem to know which end was up. And yet this Sunday's Gospel speaks of a deeper truth: "The Twelve drove out many demons,, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them."
That's a far cry from the work of 12 bumbling fools. What gives?
The key is given in the rest of the Gospel. They are to have absolute reliance on Jesus. When they travel from town to town, preaching the word, they're not to have food with them, or even money. They are to depend upon the gracious designs of Divine Providence working through the people there who hopefully will accept him. They are totally dependent upon the Lord. That is where you and I are at our best. When we don't have a storehouse of goods or talents to rely on, even a sense of our own faith. All is received as daily gift, our daily bread. The Apostles were in fact gentle giants, able to use their simplicity to God's glory by depending upon the one and only.
-Fr. Anthony Wieck, SJ
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY