Jesus sends the twelve out into a dangerous world. Keeping it simple does not mean being naïve. Disciples cannot depend on a welcome reception for affirmation – we need to stick to God’s plan regardless of how we are received.

Sometimes people are ready for the Good News, and other times they are not. We cannot take this personally – it is God’s plan, not mine.

O gracious God, may I be resolute today in bearing the Good News of your love for everyone. No matter how it is received, it is still very Good News.