Exegesis for Tuesday October 18, 2011: What is at Stake?

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Today is a difficult but important reading. It is difficult in that in the Letter of Paul we see Paul as a human and disciple instead of as a teacher—as he is in other letters. In the Gospel, we see Jesus send forth his disciples to spread the message of the Lord. In both cases, there is danger and death in their way.

So today's readings ask us a Catholics: What is at stake in being a disciple of the Lord? Knowing what is at stake, we must ask ourselves why is it worth it?

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