Jesus foresees not only the “harvest,” but also the challenges awaiting. So he says, “I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” What an image! They are to go totally unprepared. Like vulnerable sheep, wandering into the woods, unarmed, and unaware of hidden danger.
Perhaps, we can consider family as part of a potential “harvest” to which God continues to call and send two-by-two to establish His kingdom through a committed relationship. As warned by Jesus, we may face vulnerable situations. We may face evil forces around us like the wolves, trying to kill the spirit of the family, destroying peace and harmony. But the potential for harvest is big!
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!