“So they set off to proclaim repentance…” (Mk 6:12)
We are back to the same situation as the Twelve.
For so many years we had crowds in our churches. Now less are coming. What to do?
Set off. He instructed them to “take nothing for your trip except a walking stick — no bread, no pack, no money in your belt.” (Mk 6:8). They were to wear sandals, but he added, “Don’t take a spare tunic’.” (Mk 6:9). It looks that important part of the message were a stick, sandals and a tunic (cassock?). No instruction how to speak, how to start, where to go, no know-how tips… Only what to take. Free to go and deliver a freedom. He “began to send them out in pairs, giving them authority over unclean spirits” (Mk 6:7). “…And they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them” (Mk 6:13).
The evangelization could be done just by simple signs. And it starts at home, in its primary enviroment: “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place” (Mk 6:10). Success is not based on our activity but on the fact that He has sent us.
“The Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel” (Alleluia versus)
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