“Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you, go out into the streets and say, ‘The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you.’ Yet know this: the kingdom of God is at hand. I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom on that day than for that town.’”
Hear Jesus saying these rather harsh words to his disciples.
What might have been in his heart as he faced the reality of rejection?
Remember Jesus’ attitude in this situation when you are faced with rejection or disappointment.
Heritage word—“Try always, always, to act with all possible kindness and charity, but stand firm when the glory of God demands it.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)