Psalm 66:1-8 Isaiah 66:10-14 Galatians 6:1-16
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
A little girl asked her mother, “Where did humans come from?” The mother thought for a minute and replied, “Well, honey, God made Adam and Eve, and they had children, and that’s where we all began.” Two days later, the girl asked her father the same question. He answered, “The human race evolved from apes over millions of years.” The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mommy, you told me that God created people, but Daddy says they came from apes.” “Well, dear, it’s very simple. I told you about my side of the family, and Daddy told you about his.”
We all have things that we want to hold on to. But Jesus sends the 70 out – carry no purse, no bag, no sandals. They are empowered and given the work of God’s hands to complete. They are laborers in the harvest. While the disciples may hate the Samaritans, Jesus sees a harvest among them. Jesus sees that they are ripe for the harvest.
The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. On this Fourth of July, we celebrate the great journey of our country. Independence Day marks our separation from the K