The Catholic Church never suits the particular mood of any age, because it was made for all ages. A Catholic knows that if the Church married the mood of any age in which it llived, it would be a widow in the next age. The mark of the true Church is that it will never get on well with the passing moods of the world. “I have chosen you out of the world, therfore the world hates you.” (jn 15:19. Venerable fulton Sheen.
In today’s Gospel reading we again see Jesus telling us about how as disciples, which we are called to be, we will not always be “suited for the particular mood of this age.” Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits…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 there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” (Mk 6:7+)
God and Father, You sent Your Son into
the world to guide us to Eternal Life.
He established a Church to be the sign &
sacrament of Your love.
Help all those who go astray.
Reveal the light of your truth to them
and enable them to return to the right path.
Grant that all who have received the grace of baptism
may strive to be worthy of their Christian calling
and reject everything opposed to it.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.