Freedom, Peace & Relationship

Reading

Luke 10:1-16

Reflection

The sending out of the seventy-two is a beautiful model of sharing the love and life of Jesus with a neighborhood.  Jesus equips his followers with some key guidelines.  The first is freedom.  He instructs them to go without the trappings of self-sufficiency.  While to our ears it might be scary to head out without money or extra supplies, Jesus is preparing his followers to learn the discipline and rhythm of relying on God.  Such reliance means the freedom to respond to unexpected opportunities.