Doubling Up

The Sending “The Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he himself to visit.” –Luke 10:1

Today’s gospel is a treasure trove of possibilities for a homily. I could talk about the harvest, the need for laborers, being a lamb among the wolves of the world, traveling light, dependence on God, being a messenger of peace, gratitude in accepting what is offered to you, learning to rejoice, and more. As I said, there is a lot to work with. So I have lots of ideas for other times, but I kept coming back to the idea of the evangelical dynamic duo – he sent ahead of him in pairs. Continue reading