Mt 10:16-23 Jesus said to his Apostles: “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be SHREWD as serpents and SIMPLE as doves."
-I am sending you like SHEEP in the midst of wolves
SHEEP- not Sheep as those who blindly follow the crowd. NO, Sheep as sons and daughters of the LAMB of God. We are to follow the example of Jesus. He ALWAYS loved, He ALWAYS taught, He ALWAYS was charitable and He ALWAYS was merciful.
-be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves
SHREWD- Pray, Read Scripture, Study the Saints, Immerse yourself in the Sacraments
SIMPLE- Follow the teaching of the Catholic Church, Ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit
Jesus has given us our Marching Orders. Today, let us pray for the strength to obey.