Reflect quietly on the following Gospel passages related to the selection and empowering of the apostles. As you reflect, consider your role as a disciple of Christ and of the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Consider also your role selecting and empowering others to be the same.
“He named twelve as his companions whom he would send to preach the good news…”
“As he was walking along the Sea of Galilee he watched two brothers, Simon now known as Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea. They were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.’”
“Jesus now called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority to overcome all demons and to cure diseases. He sent them forth to proclaim the reign of God and heal the afflicted. Jesus advised them: ‘Take nothing for the journey, neither walking staff nor traveling bag; no bread, no money. No one is to have two coats.’”
“It cannot be like that with you. Anyone among you who aspires to greatness must serve the rest, and whoever wants to rank first among you must serve the needs of all.”
“It was not you who chose me, it was I who chose you to go forth and bear fruit. Your fruit must endure, so that all you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”