The Mission of the Twelve

Mark 3:13-19

Jesus chooses “the Twelve” from the disciples.  He calls them to journey with him up the mountain. It is there that Jesus “names” them, which means they belong to him, to the Father. They will actively share in his ministry and mission by preaching, teaching, healing, and driving out demons.

Prayer: Saving Lord, your promise, “I will be their God, and they shall be my people,” given in the book of Jeremiah, renewed in the Letter to the Hebrews, and even now carried through the line of the apostles, brings me consolation and hope.