Reading: Matthew 10:5-10
5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
9 “Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— 10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.

Thought: One of the joys of having a Father who provides for our needs is the knowledge that we can afford to be generous – in his bank we are never overdrawn!

Prayer: Thank you that you have freed us to focus on love rather than hoarding. Teach me to be generous.