Reflection for Thursday, February 4, 2016: 4th Week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorTinley, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorTinley, Susan T.en_US IIen_US Timeen_US 4en_US
dc.description.abstractIn today's gospel reading, Jesus gives his apostles the power to do what he has done, i.e. heal the sick and have power over demons. As he gives them power and authority to perform these actions, he also instructs them on how to conduct themselves with humility and without concern for where they will meet their basic needs.|I would guess that not many of us would have the courage to do as Jesus instructed his apostles. We like what comforts we have, and would consider it foolish to have no money when heading out on a trip. What would really require courage and total faith from the apostles would be this new role of healing and having power over demons. They have seen Jesus do these things but now he is sending them out in pairs without his accompaniment. I wonder if it crossed their minds that they might attempt to heal someone and be totally unsuccessful, or that no one would be willing to provide them with shelter or food. Nothing is in the gospel about any reluctance on the part of the apostles. Rather, it seems they embraced their new role, preaching, driving out demons and healing the ill.|Ignatius of Loyola's Suscipe reflects the humility and trust the apostles had and that we all need to follow the call of Jesus.|Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,|My memory, my understanding,|and my entire will.|All I have and call my own.|You have given all to me.|To you, Lord, I return it.|Everything is yours; do with it what you will.|Give me only your love and your grace,|That is enough for me.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 326en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.subject.local11 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12en_US
dc.subject.local21 Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcden_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 6:7-13en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, February 4, 2016: 4th Week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
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