Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing with them but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were however to wear sandals, but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
Gospel According to St. Mark 6:7-13
There are twelve months of the year. There are twelve tribes of sons of Jacob (Israel). There are twelve tribes of Israel. There are twelve moons a year. There are twelve minor prophetic books. There are twelve apostles. There are Twelve summoned.
In the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) there is a vision of Heaven. In heaven there is a tree that bears fruit 12 months of the year. This is the tree to replace the tree in the middle of the Garden of Eden. It was the tree of wisdom that Adam and Eve disobediently ate from. It cost them heaven.
Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there anymore. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will look upon his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.
And now the really Good News:
God has always wanted to give Adam and Eve (Man and Woman) all of Creation…God’s very Sacred Heart! However, to make it simple, God loves us too much to give us the keys to the car (or Kingdom) before we are ready. A father would never give his daughter or son the keys to the car when they are only 12 years old…no matter how much they complain. God is Good…All the time! From the Tree of the Cross in the middle of Heaven, Jesus has been pierced and out flows his blue blood (water and blood). Blood is blue as it flows in our bodies. It only turns red if it is exposed. Jesus is within us. And we are within Jesus.
Have a most wonderful week.
God is of many colors.
Please be stewards of your blue blood.
Love, joy, peace,
Father Ron Moses +