United States Conference of Secular institutes


Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 6:7-13

As Jesus sends his disciples out he prepares them for the possibility of rejection but also warned them not to get bent out of shape over some rejection. He advised them to move on and ignore the meatheads. He also sent them in two’s as a good support system. Rejection is one of the more difficult things in life to handle. To offer yourself to someone else and have that offer turned down is a very painful experience. Think for a moment the last time you were ignored in a group or the time someone was selected over you for a position. We have all had this ugly feeling. And so did Jesus. God does not create mistakes – you are very special in his eyes regardless of what anyone else might think.