What is Jesus saying personally to me today – grace, its free, pass it on
Gods grace, whether it has been given to you or to me wasn’t earn, it was free. This gift might have started with God and one person but the gift is actually for the entire world. It is not something that is to be stored, put on the shelf, or coveted, it is to be shared by using the results of the grace itself. What ever the impact that grace might have or how it manifests itself in a person, it is to rub off on others and continue in its giving and loving nature. This is the nature of God, grace, its free, pass it on.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
How do I share my grace with others, have it rejected and retain any sense of being with Jesus without feeling angry, rejected, doubtful, resentful? The answer is in the reading, walk away and shake the dust from my shoes. I am sure that the apostles were rejected and persecuted but that they still persisted in sharing the grace they received. I have to get this balance right as it is too easy to become cynical and harden my heart when I am being accused, defamed and ridiculed by so many. I can’t take this personally, I must continue to turn to Jesus, to share in his grace and pray for the persecutors. This is going to be hard, especially if I try to do it by my own strength.
You have given me so much grace, may I pass it on to others.
Carry me through my current challenges, help me not to be disheartened.
May I never lose sight of you in among this material world.
Help the broken hearted.
Show them you love through me if this is your will.
Come o wisdom
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘As you go, proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils. You received without charge, give without charge. Provide yourselves with no gold or silver, not even with a few coppers for your purses, with no haversack for the journey or spare tunic or footwear or a staff, for the workman deserves his keep.
‘Whatever town or village you go into, ask for someone trustworthy and stay with him until you leave. As you enter his house, salute it, and if the house deserves it, let your peace descend upon it; if it does not, let your peace come back to you. And if anyone does not welcome you or listen to what you have to say, as you walk out of the house or town shake the dust from your feet. I tell you solemnly, on the day of Judgement it will not go as hard with the land of Sodom and Gomorrah as with that town.’