In this morning's Gospel the Lord Jesus reminds us as he did today's Saints Cosmas and Damian in their own time, "Take nothing." For it is he himself who is all we need for the journey- our portion and cup and living bread, our constant companion, our one consolation.
Saint Lawrence Enthroned with Saints Cosmas and Damian and Donors, Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian, Florence ca. 1406–1469 Spoleto), tempera on wood, gold ground, central panel: overall, 47 3/4 x 45 1/2 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Used with permission.