Gospel thought for Friday 10th July 2020

Friday 10th July Feria

Gospel – Matthew 10:16-23

Jesus said to his Apostles: “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans.

When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.

You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

The Gospel of the Lord

The Mass intention is for Maria Poza RIP


In today’s Gospel Jesus warns his disciples of the hardships that they will face by being one of his disciples. He also tells them not to worry because whatever they need be will be given to them, as he will be with them in all things. We can see the trust and faith Jesus is asking his disciples to place in him and in return Jesus will give them the words they will need to speak.

What do these pronouncements of Jesus teach us today for understanding the mission of the Christian?

Do you know how to trust in divine help when you experience conflicts, persecutions and trials?

Fr John