Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles

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Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday In The Twenty-Third Week In Ordinary Time

Luke 6:12-19

Luke’s Gospel is for everyone, in the sense that he is not specifically writing to an ethnic group, like the Jews, or anyone else… Therefore his message is universal. This is derived from the words that he stood on level group to preach and teach the Good News, unlike Matthew who places Jesus on a Mountain when he gives the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount.

But Like does not fail to point out that the source of Jesus’ power and wisdom is God. This we understand from Jesus practice of praying… but Like does stress that Jesus goes to a mountain to pray, since mountains are place where God meets humanity… as in Moses encountering God in the Burning Bush at Mount Sinai.

and Luke uses powerful words to describe the effectiveness of Jesus ministry… vv.18-19 – They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

Faith is what brings in the miracles… Can we then believe and trust in God by opening or lives to God… then we should be prepared to see miracles in our lives!

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