15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading I: Amos 7:12-15 II: Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:7-13

7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;
9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
10 And he said to them, "Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.
11 And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
12 So they went out and preached that men should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.

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The disciples are to extend Jesus' ministry in words and in deeds, while minimizing their dependence on material concerns. Jesus taught the disciples how to deal with both hospitality and rejection.

  1. Jesus sent the disciples to heal those with unclean spirits. Who are those with unclean spirit? What would Jesus want me to do with them?
  2. Am I ready to start extending Jesus' words and deeds right now, traveling light, or am I beefing up my financial security first? How do I deal with hospitality and rejection while doing God's work?
  3. Have I accepted or rejected those who bring the Word of God to me? Or both?

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