Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. 8 These were his instructions: ‘Take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’ 12 They went out and preached that people should repent. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed with oil many people who were ill and healed them.
As followers of Jesus we are called to a life of radical risk tasking and trust. Are we prepared to go out on a limb for Christ and trust in him to provide for our needs, or are we content to simply live good nice lives that lack that cutting edge. If we attempt little, we risk little but also achieve little.
Lord you have promised to meet our needs and called us to follow. Help me to have the faith not to just acknowledge this but to live it.