July 7, 2013

14th Sunday - C

Luke 10: 1-12, 17-20


Today’s Gospel passage picks up where we left off a week ago.

Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem.

He “resolutely determined to journey” there, where the cross awaits him (9:51).

From the beginning of this journey, as we learned last week, some people did not welcome him.  In response, James and John want to destroy those people with fire from heaven (9:54).

Yet, true to his identity as the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:5), the message Jesus asks his followers to proclaim “first” “into whatever house [they] enter” is, “Peace to this household” (10:5).

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