Daily Gospel Reflection for October 5, 2017

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Today’s Gospel: Luke 10:1-12

This Gospel is a dozen lessons all wrapped into one. It’s about trust, teamwork, awareness, truth and gratefulness. As I reflect on these verses, it provides an occasion to look at my relationship with the Lord to see which pieces of my discipleship are in order and which have a few kinks! This Gospel highlights the instructions given to a group of Christians long ago. Those instructions really haven’t changed – they apply to our personal discipleship all these years later.

Today is my 26th wedding anniversary, and it’s the day I celebrate the fact that God sent me out in a new way with the other half of my pair! Once we said “I do” we headed out together to help each other trust and serve. We lead each other, helping each other decide when we need to stick with something and when we need to shake the dust from our sandals and move on. When bills are high and the crops in our fields don’t yield like expected, we remind each other that we have enough and God will fill in the gaps. When the world tries to deceive us or our children, we have to guide each other toward the truth. Together we have to discover and share the good news of Jesus with each other and those we love. Thank goodness for pairs and clear instructions!

Ponder:

Building His church on earth is our work, He didn’t intend us to do it alone. So it’s important to ask yourself, who is the other half of your pair? Who are you traveling and sharing your discipleship with on your journey to heaven?

Pray:

Dear Father, thank You for loving me enough to send me a helper and show me the way to know You, love You and serve You in this life so I may be happy with You in the next.


Copyright 2017 Sheri Wohlfert

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Sheri is a Catholic wife, mom, speaker and teacher. She uses her great sense of humor and her deep faith to help others discover the joy of being a child of God. Her roots are in Kansas but her home is in Michigan. The mission of her ministry is to encourage others to take a good look at the simple ways we can all find God doing joyful, blessed, amazing things smack dab in the middle of the laundry, ball games, farm chores and the hundred other things we manage to cram into a day. Sheri also writes at JoyfulWords.org.

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