Your peace will rest on that man.
The Word This Week
The link between the First Reading and Gospel is not immediately apparent today, until you look at the “headings” which are always chosen “to make the connection between readings of the same Mass clear.” (Introduction to the Lectionary n.123.) The “headings” present us with a simple picture today: a river of peace flowing out from the Lord, which we see in the Gospel as the flowing of the disciples as they are sent out on their first mission. From the Lord of Peace, others, like ripples in a pool, flow out carrying his simple message: “Peace to this house!”
First Reading: Isaiah 66:10-14
Responsorial Psalm: Cry out with joy to God all the earth
Second Reading: Galatians 6:14-18
Gospel: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20