Message of the Week

Reflections from the July 3 Gospel

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
Our faith is more than a personal experience. It’s more than a routine that fits into our weekly schedule. Our faith is meant to be shared with others, even when that requires a bit of work on our part. It can be tempting to think, “I believe, I go to church, isn’t that enough?” But Jesus tells us that there is an abundant harvest out there—countless people who may just need to know that Jesus loves them or that someone is willing to help. If we don’t step up to the task then those people will miss out on that word of encouragement, that personal invitation to Mass, that act of kindness that might have made all the difference in their life. God may be calling some of us to an even deeper commitment—to be a lay minister in a parish or to discern a religious vocation, for example—but there is no doubt that God is calling all of us to labor for his kingdom in some way.

Questions of the Week

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20:
Who do you view today as the
laborers for Christ harvesting the fields?
Isaiah 66:10-14c:
What does the church do today that brings rejoicing to the people of God?
Galatians 6:14-18:
In what ways do you find Paul’s argument against circumcision compelling?