Jesus sends out 72 disciples – in pairs, trusting on God’s providence and facing tough struggles – so that they can proclaim the Kingdom of God. Nehemiah and Ezra remind the people of Israel not to forget the Lord. The Church needs both: we come to know God so that we might invite others to know the Lord as well.
Names remind us that we are unique persons, made and redeemed by God. The names of the three women in the Gospel today reveal that the Lord continues to call disciples who will go out and proclaim the Good News.
The Lord calls 72 disciples to go out in pairs proclaiming his message that the Kingdom of God is at hand. As the Lord’s disciples, we continue his mission as we work together and speak the Good News of Jesus Christ.