He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals…


We are not called to argue people into the kingdom of heaven, nor to bible-bash them into submission. We need no special equipment, no cumbersome strategy, no attractive gimmick or aggressive sales-pitch. We do not need to wedge our foot in anyone’s door – in our sandals we’d only cut our feet! No. All we need is God in our hearts and to simply walk free. Some will come, others will recoil or spit but, when they do, know that the Lord was treated the same. Simply bless them, kick off the sand and move on.

~ by Fr Tim Ardouin on July 7, 2012.

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