Today is the Feast of St. Luke. Luke was a gentile, a physician, a companion of St. Paul and the author of one of the Gospels. Of course, today’s Gospel reading is from Luke, chapter 10.
Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples to prepare the way for His visits. He said this, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” That was true then; few people knew about the Messiah. You would think that would not be true today. You would be wrong.
More and more people are falling away from any faith. They are rejecting Jesus. It has been said that for every new Catholic, there are six who leave the Church. To put this in the agronomic terms that Jesus used, there is a bumper crop of souls out there, my friend. The Master is still looking for laborers – now more than ever. Are you ready to go to work?
Father, strengthen our faith daily, that we may be laborers in the vineyard of souls. May we help more and more find Jesus, the only way to heaven. Amen.
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