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'The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs . . .' Sunday Reflections, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Madonna and Child, Pompeo Batoni, c.1742 Galleria Borghese, Rome
For thus says theLord:
I will extend prosperity to her like a river,and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm,and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem (Isaiah 66:12-13). From today’s First Reading.
GospelLuke 10:1-12, 17-20 (NRSV, Catholic Ed,)
After this the Lord appointed seventyothers and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

'Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two.' Sunday Reflections, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Young Jew as Christ, Rembrandt, c.1656 Stattliche Museen, Berlin [Web Gallery of Art] GospelMark 6:7-13 New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Can. 

Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics.He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
Green Drove, Pewsey, with the Pewsey White Horse, south of the village
Today's gospel reminds me of experiences as a seminarian while on Peregrinatio pro Christo with the