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Jesus calls the Apostles by name and sends them to the "lost sheep of the House of Israel."
This continues Jesus's ministry to those who are considered left out, or marginalized. Remember how Jesus spends his time with the known sinners of any given community: tax collectors, prostitutes, the sick and excluded. Jesus commands the Apostles, "You must go there too".
And so he says to us.
My friends, as the summer continue to tick by, perhaps as a point for consideration is to take one of these summer days and devote to a hands-on act of service and Love. There are plenty of opportunities at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools and day cares for the underprivileged, nursing homes, and many other places, to spend even a short amount of time, connecting with someone that is in need.
In this way, we become Christ to them. And shaped by Word and Eucharist we become His hands and heart in the world.