27 September 2017 Wednesday of the Twenty Fifth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily
Psalm Tobit 13:2-3,4.7-8
The “remnant” theme is one that reminds the people that God’s mercy comes to his people even in times of exile and sinfulness.
God even “turned the good will of the Persians” toward God’s people.
With the help of the Persian kings the temple is restored and God’s protection is given to Judah and Jerusalem.
Jesús sends the disciples to proclaim the Kingdom of God.
Jesús wants the disciples to go without “baggage”.
The mission must be undertaken with trust only in the Lord.
Rejection is to be recognized and the disciples are to move on to another town.
The disciples have two tasks:
They proclaim the good news and
Cure diseases everywhere.
We share in this work of proclaiming the coming of the Kingdom and
the healing of diseases.