Too much?

Before I go anywhere for a week or a weekend, I always make a list of what to bring. 

I think about what I’m going to do, what I might need. To make sure that I’m prepared for whatever happens. Maybe a little too prepared. 


Which is the opposite of Sunday’s Gospel. Jesus sends the Apostles out. But before they go, He gives them a very detailed list. 

Of what not to bring.

Jesus lists the basics. All the things you’d want to take on a walking trip. Which makes no sense.

If the Apostles are supposed to do it all on their own.

But they aren’t.

And that’s the point.

More on this tomorrow.

Sunday’s Readings