As Jesus begins his ministry on the way to Jerusalem, St Luke recounts the sending out of the seventy two. This mandate to the first disciples speaks to the universality of the mission of those who follow Jesus.

After hearing the call, one needs to respond and then go out. It is in the going out that the universality of God’s plan is experienced.

Dear God, thank you for helping me to know You in the person of Jesus. Please grant me the courage both to respond to your call and to go out wherever You send me.