July 7 - Fourteenth Sunday in the Ordinary Time: I have a mission

August 31st, 2019

First Reading   Isaiah 66:10-14c
I will spread prosperity over Jerusalem like a river.

Responsorial Psalm   Psalm 123:1-4
Our eyes are fixed on the Lord.

Second Reading   Galatians 6:14-18
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Reading
Luke 10:1-12,17-20

St. Luke is unique in recording a mission of the 72 in addition to a mission of the Twelve. God has given us life and brought us to this world for a definite purpose. We are given some definite service and a mission to fulfil. "Somehow I am necessary for His purposes" says John Henry Cardinal Newman. Have you realized the purpose for which God gave you life? Have you identified the mission entrusted to you? Are you doing something to accomplish that mission?