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THE MESSAGE OF JESUS TO HIS DISCIPLES/APOSTLES WHEN SENDING THEM TO PREACH THE GOOD NEWS

12 Jul

Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:7-15 – FOURTEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR: Thursday, 12 July 2018

Jesus tells His disciples/apostles to travel light. If their attention is on the Gospel message, everything else will fall into place.

The new Church’s great message of reconciliation and forgiveness is our good news to a troubled, mistrusting and angry world. When we describe divine forgiveness, we move beyond the human models of armistices, peace treaties, and reparations to the model of Jesus Christ. He is the model of a loving and free forgiveness that heals and makes whole.

For many people bound by guilt, the question is not whether God, will forgive but whether they are willing to forgive themselves by accepting His gift of reconciliation. We can come home again.

Jakarta, 12 July 2018

A Christian Pilgrim

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