He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message, and to have authority to cast out demons. So he appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
“Just as Jesus the Good Shepherd and God the Holy Spirit are never ceasing divine love towards us, so we should love our neighbour, above all our fellow sisters and those for whose salvation we have been called to work (SSpS Const. 1891). Wherever we are, we keep in mind that we are missionaries. We seek to awaken others to their missionary responsibility in the universal church. The readiness for missionary service is an essential characteristic of our vocation.” (SSpS Const. 104).
1. What feelings are in your heart as you start this day?
2. What is Jesus asking of you as a missionary, sent to proclaim his message at this time?
3 What grace do you wish to pray for today?