July 14, 2018

15th Sunday - B (July 15, 2018)

We Are God’s Children

Today’s second reading and the Gospel complement each other in giving us an exhortation in our identity and mission in the world. 

In the second reading, we hear Paul’s conviction that even before God created the world, “God chose us in Christ to be holy and without blemish.”  Moreover, “in love, God destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ.”  Thus, in Christ, by God’s grace, we have become God’s children.

Then in the Gospel, Jesus “summoned the Twelve and began to send them out” with his power to do what he himself had been doing – to preach, to drive out demons, and to cure the sick. 

What was given to the Twelve continues with us today.

By God’s favor, we are children of God, sharing in the mission of God’s only Son. 

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