Gospel thought for today – Wednesday 8th July 2020

Wednesday 8th July Feria

Gospel – Matthew 10:1-7

Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.

The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus; Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.

Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”

The Gospel of the Lord

The Mass intention is for Nick and Renata Barnett Sliver Wedding


Today Matthews presents in his gospel to us, the beginning of the Discourse on the Mission in which the accent is placed on three aspects: (a) the call of the disciples, (b) the list of the names of the twelve Apostles who will be the recipients of the Discourse on the Mission, (c) the sending out of the twelve.

While the names of the twelve appear in a few places in the New Testament no two lists are in the same order, though Saint Peters name always appears first.

  • Have you ever thought about the meaning of your name?

  • Jesus calls the disciples. His call has a two-fold purpose: to form a community and to go on mission.  How do I live this two-fold purpose in my life?

Fr John