Thursday, February 04, 2021
Reading (Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24)
 For you have not come to a tangible mountain, to an ignited fire, to darkness, to murk, to a whirlwind,  to the sound of a shofar, and to a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further message be given to them —  and so terrifying was the sight that Moshe said, “I am quaking with dread.”
 On the contrary, you have come to Mount Tziyon, that is, the city of the living God, heavenly Yerushalayim; to myriads of angels in festive assembly;  to a community of the firstborn whose names have been recorded in heaven; to a Judge who is God of everyone; to spirits of righteous people who have been brought to the goal;  to the mediator of a new covenant, Yeshua; and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better things than that of Hevel.
Gospel (Mark 6:7-13)
 Yeshua summoned the Twelve and started sending them out in pairs, giving them authority over the unclean spirits.  He instructed them, “Take nothing for your trip except a walking stick — no bread, no pack, no money in your belt.
 Wear shoes but not an extra shirt.  Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place;  and if the people of some place will not welcome you, and they refuse to hear you, then, as you leave, shake the dust off your feet as a warning to them.”
 So they set out and preached that people should turn from sin to God, 13 they expelled many demons, and they anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.