When it comes to hearing, understanding and accepting God’s Truths, many people have hard hearts. We see this often when discussing issues of sexual morality. We argue, debate, reason and sometimes lose our tempers with those who disagree with us (the Church) in these areas. What are we to do? Do we keep arguing and fighting, or do we do as we see in today’s Gospel (Mark 6:7-13) and, “ … shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them”?
Mark 6:7-13 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
7 He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. 8 He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. 9 They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. 10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. 11 Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” 12 So they went off and preached repentance. 13 They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
Resource: St. Eugene’s News Bulletin