The Fourth Sunday in Lent. Lent is a period of preparation and repentance and is represented by the color purple.
Jesus was a man on a mission. He stayed on the narrow road even though it meant sacrifice, and he expected his followers to do likewise. Still, at the end of the day, there was grace and forgiveness.
That awkward, exciting moment when I realize that following Jesus means not just being with him and soaking it all in, but making myself available to be used by him.
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
9 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. 5 If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 6 So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.
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