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Luke 10:17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!”
Remembering that, I think of the seventy disciples setting out with no bag and no sandals. Luke tells us they were like lambs in the midst of wolves. But they had one needful thing: Jesus. No wonder they returned full of joy! Because of their faith, they had learned that life in Christ vanquished even the demons of death.
It is a profound lesson to understand that all we need for our faith journey is the Spirit that enlivens all things. May we have the grace to carry the joyful news of God’s kingdom to everyone we meet, so that when we come home, the Lord will welcome us as good and faithful servants.