9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." 10:1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. 6 "Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.
We are called to be the labourers of the Lord in His land. Just like any faithful worker, we are expected to give credit to the Master for all that we come across in our lives. It is important that we watch again and again that we don’t become masters, because of the liberty that the Master has entrusted to us. In utter obedience to this master who loves us unconditionally, we bring all the people to the Lord and in and through our daily life, they may discover the loving mercy of the Lord. Just like our Master filled with compassion, we are called to cloth ourselves with compassion and love. Thus through this obedience to the commandment of ‘divine love’ we will be able to heal, raise and purify. Let us watch and never forget that we are all missionaries of divine love and forgiveness, like Saint Francis Xavier, the feast that we celebrate today.