“Jesus Summoned his Twelve Disciples”
Thank you, Lord, that you call and send your people as a group to do your work and will; thank you that we are not in this most important work alone.
Thank you also, Lord, that you know, call, and send us by name; thank you that we are not to you just nameless faces in a crowd.
Thank you in addition, Lord, that we have you and that we have each other as we strive to be who we are supposed to be and to do what we are supposed to do.
“Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.” (Matthew 10:1-4)