Our Blessed Lord, having sent out the twelve. He told them after having giving them power over evil spirits, He told them He was sending them out like sheep among wolves. He told them that they would bare witness to Him but they could expect nothing but trouble and suffering from those whom to they were sent and yet at the same time, promising a reward from the one who had sent them. He had said that even brothers would betray brothers so their father, their children and that they themselves would be hated by all on the count of His name. And then to give them the model, the example they were to follow the Disciple is not superior to his teacher, nor the slave to his master and that if they call the master of the house, Baalzebub, then they would say even worse things about the servants. Yet He says everything He has taught them will be made clear in due time. And that despite the opposition they would necessarily face, they should not be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. And that they were to be faithful and to witness to Him, even to the point of shedding their lives. And of course whilst Our Lord said this to the twelve, the Apostles, He says it to their successors, the Bishops and of course to us also whom are Baptised but nonetheless have been given the task of witnessing to Him before the world; so we all share in the same mission, but in varying and various degrees… For Fr. Linus’ complete homily please listen to the Audio.