Luke 10:1-12
Acts 1:6-8

Luke 10:1-12
Acts 1:6-8

FIRST READING Luke 10:1-12
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead
of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.
2 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.
3 Go on your way; I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of
wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals, and greet no one on the
road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ 6 And
if a person of peace is there, your peace will rest on that person, but if
not, it will return to you. 7 Remain in the same house, eating and
drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do
not move about from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and


its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; 9

cure the sick who
are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out
into its streets and say,

11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our
feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of
God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for
Sodom than for that town.
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All: Thanks be to God.
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time
when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He replied, “It is not for
you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own
authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come
upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
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