Day 91: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.” (Mt 10:8)
The sick, lepers and demon-possessed were ostracized. Their condition was seen as a result of sin and they were considered unclean. That’s why the religious elite wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole. When a rabbi from the infamous region of Galilee came into the picture, His radical gospel ruffled their feathers. But His only purpose was to reveal His Father whom they misunderstood, a God of restoration, not condemnation.
Jesus sent His apostles to Israel’s lost sheep to heal them, and further His mission. By doing this, they were proclaiming that the kingdom of God was in their midst. Like them, we have freely received the blessing of this kingdom and we also are to freely impart it.