"So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:31)
We are to a "new" season - according to the weather people. We are now in the season of "summer." I have to admit it feels like it at least some of the time. Of course we are only just starting into the new season. When we are a little farther into the season it will be much warmer! Still it is a "new" season with "new" schedules and with "new" changes.
The Gospel reading, this morning, is part of the sending out of the Disciples in Matthew's Gospel. Jesus has told them it will NOT be easy. Jesus is also pointing why they should "not be afraid" - because God knows us "even the hairs of your head are counted" (v. 30). Jesus is, however, sending us out into new things to share the Gospel - just like he was sending the Disciples. God IS still speaking to each of us.
This raises some questions for us........ Are we listening to what God is calling us to? Are we going where God is asking us to go? And, especially, are we keeping our relationship with God strong so we can do (go) where God is calling? With all the "new" things happening, the changes going on all around us and the need we have for our care recipients we really need to keep our "focus on Christ."
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.