In Mark’s gospel, it is clear the disciples did not grasp the message of Jesus or understand the meaning of his life and death until after the Resurrection. And yet, Jesus chooses to send out these bumbling, slow-to-understand followers, entrusting to them his message, and working in and through them to teach, heal, and deliver those in need. In like manner, he chooses us and sends us out to accomplish by his power things beyond what we could ask or imagine.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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