Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dusty Feet

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them." Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the Good News and curing diseases everywhere.

Sorry Jesus.  I would have brought a walking stick at the very least.   Good for the gait and fending of those wild creatures along the way.  You might have given me power and authority over all demons, but bandits and wolves, likely not.

While my power and authority over demons is questionable, I do have both to welcome strangers.  We all do, especially those in need of help and healing.  The sick are everywhere and in need of food, clothes, and money.  That’s why so many come to Christ the King’s ministries such as the Food Pantry.

There will be no shaking of dust off the feet of those seeking Good News at Christ the King.  Thanks be to God, and parishioners.

Deacon David Pierce 

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