St. Andrew Corsini
In today's readings, both David and Jesus give instructions for a journey. Neither of them said, pack a bag! Both of them told their children to live as God intended and rely fully on Him, and you will have all you need. I always second guess myself when it comes to providing for my kids. Should they have nicer clothes, or be in better sports programs, or get extra tutoring, maybe private music lessons? Every parent thinks the THINGS they provide for their kids are preparing them for life. And yet, Christ sent his children out with only a tunic.
One more thing: Neither David nor Christ would have set their children up for failure. The only things they needed for their journey were obedience to God and trust in His providence.
Prayer: Father in heaven, it is so easy to get distracted by the world. Help me to stay focused on you and give my children the things they need to succeed in eternity. St. Andrew Corsini, pray for me. Amen.