“After this the Lord appointed seventy [two] others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!' And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.' But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, `Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless, know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.' I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that town.”
Our Lord has shared His word with us, so that we to may speak boldly to others and share with them our faith like the seventy-two did. Are you living a life that is not only an example of deed -but also in word from your lips, that your life is a true witness to the Gospel? All things being equal (myself included) God knows our hearts, our thoughts, our intentions, even our schemes and ultimatums with why we do what we do and say what we say. YES... We have free will, but with that said, God’s presence in our lives -is constant. We decide how we will live our lives, but in the end it is God who will decide how we will spend eternity living our lives. To include Him NOW in our lives, means we desire to include Him always.
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS