Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5-8
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every
disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them,
because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he
said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;
therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean
spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These
twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the
Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of
heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast
out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
How does Jesus call me?
How would I response to His calling of me?