Take nothing for the journey

September 27, 2017 6:00 am

“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. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.” (LK 9: 3-5)

This is the most difficult part of my journeys: “take nothing for the journey.” I am good about not having “a walking stick,” not “a second tunic (cassock),” food and sometimes even no money, but still “nor sack” is a big challenge. Our Lord wants us totally depending on Him and trusting in Him. He will take care of us when we are sent to proclaim the Good News. 

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


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak