There’s a moment when Jesus sends his disciples on a training op. All of them, Jesus and his disciples, are getting ready to embark on the long journey to Jerusalem, but first, Jesus wants his disciples to have something to hold on to for the future. So he sends them out by themselves with nothing except his authority and power. He tells them to proclaim the kingdom of God and heal people. What’s admirable is that they go do it. What’s impressive is that the experience shows them what they need as leaders. More basically, it shows them what they need in order to live.
Message from Sunday, February 23, 2013.