“The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them,…“Go! I am sending you out…Do not take a purse or bag or sandals…”
Our reading today gives us some insight into what it means to be “sent out.”
It’s true we do not know who these seventy-two others were, but we do know that they were not the twelve apostles. The takeaway here is that not only priests and missionaries are called to spread the gospel; all of us have a role to play. Parents, doctors, teachers, farmers, and tradespeople in our daily work…all of us must find our calling as workers in the Lord’s harvest field.
Wherever we find ourselves, be it in the world of education, care-giving, science, business, construction, manufacturing, farming, or wherever the Lord calls us to be, may our eyes be open to the plentiful harvest. And may we find more and more creative ways to spread the good news of Jesus..
Dear God, I often don’t feel like I have the right to preach Christ to anyone. After all, I’m not a priest. But You used all kinds of people from all walks of life to teach, and to bring hope to others. I avail myself to You. Use me, just as You will. Amen.