Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority
over all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God
and to heal the sick.
He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey,
neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money,
and let no one take a second tunic.” Luke 9

We are always amazed when we hear this Gospel. Take nothing. It can only mean that Jesus wants us to depend on him totally. He longs to be our support, our sustenance, our currency, our shelter by day and by night.

We share this vintage photograph of old Brother Stephen at our founding monastery of Our Lady of the Valley in Lonsdale, Rhode Island.