“Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.”
One more thing: When I hear this gospel passage, I tend to focus on the disciples and their dependence on God's providence. But today, I'm struck by where they are going. Do those who enter my house feel welcome? Do I go out of my way to be hospitable to those around me? What about my own family? Are my kids dreaming of the day they can bolt out from under my roof, or do they think of home as the place they can really be themselves?
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for my home. Help me to make it a place full of love and acceptance. Help me to focus on the relationships under my roof, rather than the appearances. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Blaise, pray for me.