“Jesus called the Twelve to him…He sent them off with these instructions: ‘Don’t think you need a lot of extra equipment for this. You are the equipment. No special appeals for funds. Keep it simple.’” (Mark 6: 7-9, Message Bible)
We are taking up where the twelve apostles left off. Jesus’s words apply completely to us as we go forth in our work, in our thoughts and actions. We have a purpose. We are called to carry out the holy intention of the healing Christ—to be the living proof of goodness and love—and we are fully equipped to do this.
For we are made of goodness and love. We have built-in resources—the reflected and powerful qualities of God that He gave us. Never belittle what you are and the infinite capacities of your life to achieve great things. Such a perspective belittles God. It is saying in effect that His creation is lacking, meager, weak, unprepared. In addition, it would suggest that God called us to do His holy work of love but didn’t love us enough to equip us sufficiently!
You are the equipment. You don’t need any tools outside of who you naturally are to do wonderful things and to please God in doing them. You don’t need extra money or time or human validation or great training and intellect. Keep it simple. Trust God and trust yourself, as His natural expression, to please Him, to truly succeed, to be all that you were so perfectly made to be!
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