The Laborer Deserves His Keep

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July 7, 2011 by bobet888

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“As you go, make this proclamation:
‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.
Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts;
no sack for the journey, or a second tunic,
or sandals, or walking stick.
The laborer deserves his keep.

Matthew 10:7-15

July 7, 2011 Bible Reading and Gospel

Our Gospel passage today underlines not only Jesus’ missionary mandate for the first disciples; it also declares Jesus’ promise that He will provide sustenance for us to be faithful to our ordained mission and God-given responsibilities.We just have to trust God’s Word, and then do what we have to do. Many times, God’s power and wisdom need the backdrop of human helplessness and hopelessness so that we can easily recognize His work.

Lord, help me not to doubt that You will always provide for my needs as I try to accomplish Your purpose for my life. Amen.

by Fr. Domie Guzman, SSP
source: Kerygma Family


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