Laborers for the Harvest
Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 2nd Sunday After Pentecost (Father’s Day), 06/18/2017. “God can do anything.” This was the message from the reading from Genesis 18 today and from Paul’s Letter to the Romans 5. In Matthew 9 and10, Jesus sent his 12 disciples out to the lost sheep of Israel first. He sent them out as innocents before snakes, as lambs before wolves. He asked them to spread the Good News (Gospel), to cure the sick, heal the blind, and to do what Jesus had been doing. He told them that they would be ridiculed, arrested, killed. Then Jesus said that, “while the harvest is great, the laborers are few.” (Matthew 9:38). Fr Mike reminded us that, as baptized Christians, we have a responsibility to be “in the harvest field” helping with the harvest (spreading the Good News–Gospel).