No Judgments, Just Jesus

Ordinary Time 1 – Jesus’ Manual for Mission (Matthew 9:35-10:8)

In today’s lectionary reading, Jesus sends out the Twelve to expand his ministry. He gives them instructions that remain relevant for all of us who are “sent out” into the world to join the risen Christ in his mission. It is Jesus’s heart that drives the mission, for he looks upon the “harassed and helpless” crowds and refuses to condemn or berate, but rather his heart is filled with compassion for the wayward and wounded people.

Opening Hymn: All People that on Earth Do Dwell
Closing Doxology: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow