Advent Prayer Reflection by Adriell Louis

Dec 05 2015

December 5, 2015
MT 9:35–10:1

In this Gospel, after seeing the multitudes of people who needed His guidance, Jesus gives his disciples the power to “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers,” and “drive out demons.” He tells them that they have received “without cost,” and “without cause” they are to give. The disciples have been given the gift of the Gospel, and moreover the ability to heal, so it becomes their responsibility to share it with the world. From this reading, we learn not only that we should spread the Gospel, but also that when we have the chance, we are obligated to aid our neighbors in whatever way can.