Good News C32
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Take no money bag with you. (What’s that you say, NO MONEY?) No clothing sack. (What, No change of clothes?)
No sandals or shoes. (Just your bare feet. Ouch! Today that pavement would be hot! The rocky roads would hurt your feet.)
one on your way…only when you get to a house. (Now, I don’t know why
it that you are going to get food and clothing and sandals to cover your
feet? I think I know the answer. There is a commercial for a credit card, that
says don’t leave home without it. Jesus gave each of his disciples, “The
Jesus tells you, “Rejoice and be happy because your names are written in heaven, not because you have power over the evil spirits.”
Then you and your partner look at each other, do a high five, as you look up to the skies and see your names written in the heavens.
God has called you and me by name. If we keep our eyes on God, we will hear him call us and see our names written in the heavens…just like an airplane sky writer would do. God is the ultimate writer of all creation. God is the inventor of all things good and beautiful. Look in the mirror to see one of the best creations God has ever made. Draw a picture of yourself. Write your name on your shirt. Then draw a picture of the night sky. Put a lot of stars. Then connect the stars to form the letters of your name in it. God has chosen you to prepare the way for him.
“Our Father” and thank God for your many blessings that you have gotten with
“Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.”
Copyright © 2004 Joan Y. Edwards