2013 Advent Reflection by Anneliese Riesterer

Dec 07 2013

Gospel Matthew 9:35-10

In this Gospel, Jesus is calling for his disciples to call on more “laborers” for the harvest. He then sends out his disciples to go heal and cure. In this first week of Advent, Jesus calls us to help him and his disciples to be kind and to share the spirit of healing with everyone through any way we can. He calls us to go out and be generous with all the gifts he has given us as well as to spread the love and spirit that we can.

Jesus also tells his disciples to dispel out unclean spirits from people. This could mean that he wants us to be joyful this season as well as to “dispel” the unhappiness from others so that they too may celebrate in the joy that this season brings.