“The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two other disciples whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.” (LK 10: 1)
“In pairs”—sounds like specially dedicated to couples and parents, who are, in their vocation, always in pairs.
“Ahead of him”—because we are His messengers, and our role is to prepare “every town and place” for His visit; He is important, not we.
“He intended to visit”—He came to save us and is always looking for any occasion to be with us, to stay with us and to protect us and lead us; this is His main intention.
“The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak