The Twelve Apostles

“The Twelve Apostles”
Luke 6:12-16 in a couplet
Tuesday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

Luke 6:12-16

Jesus is the “Sent One” who comes from “the Father who sent me” (John 5:37; 6:44; 6:57; 8:16, 18; 12:49; 14:24).

Apostle (apostolos) means “messenger” or “one sent on a mission.”

3 thoughts on “The Twelve Apostles

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  2. fdan

    Dear GMC, We are all called and sent forth. The tasks may not be the same, but the mission is: To share God’s love. Thank you for helping me reflect and pray about my call and how I answer it before God. We may no longer be called to great tasks, but our call is not diminished and neither are we.

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  3. cenaclemary12

    Apostle ORIGIN:Old English apostol, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apostolos ‘messenger’, from apostellein ‘send forth’.
    By our very BEing made in the image of God, we are messengers of Good News.In God’s garden of life, each one blooms!

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