House you enter

September 25, 2019 6:00 am

“He said to them, ‘Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.’” (LK 9: 3-4) 

House was so important for apostolic mission; and it still is. House is the place where the true evangelization starts, where we rest and where we gather strength. House is the best school of evangelization also, because house is the place where we learn how to protect our relationships, rather than finish the mission; how to be more focused on people, their own limits and needs rather than on achievements and goals. Staying with nothing (“nor sack, nor food, nor money, no second tunic”) makes us dependent on others and grateful; at home we listen to each other and respect each other. With these strategies we are ready to “leave from there.”

“The Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak