Lambs Among Wolves

Father Bob’s homily July 7, 2013

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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

I wonder how the seventy-two disciples reacted when Jesus told them that he was sending them out as “Lambs among wolves.” They were probably not that excited.  They may have even pointed out to the Lord that the last time the wolves played the lambs the game was not even close.  You might even say it was a slaughter. Ba-dum-bum.

Jesus tells them to go out to announce that he, this nobody from nowhere is coming to their town.  They are to go with, “no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way.” They will be ill- supplied and ill prepared; as vulnerable as they could be.  But I guess Jesus had no choice.  How else do you announce the man of peace except peacefully?  How else do you announce the poor man except in poverty?  How else do…

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