In our first reading today we see Ezra praying, acknowledging the people's sinfulness and God's great mercy.
In the Gospel reading from Luke 9, Jesus sends out the Twelve two by two and “gave them power authority over all demons and to cure diseases.” He then instructs them to take nothing for the journey – no food, no sack, no money. Why would Jesus do this? Perhaps a small amphibian gives us a clue.
FROG. This stands for Fully Rely On God. Jesus wanted the Twelve to Fully Rely On God. They were to put their trust in God, to allow God to provide for their every need. Can we do the same? Does this mean we can sit around watching TV and eating bon-bons and expect that God will magically drop ship everything we want? Of course not. But we can be assured that when we are doing God’s work, He will provide for our every need…when we FROG.
Father, increase our trust. Help to fully rely on you for all things today. Amen.