Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Reading (2 Timothy 1:1-8)
 From: Sha’ul, an emissary of the Messiah Yeshua by God’s will, which holds forth a promise of life through being united with Messiah Yeshua  To: Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and shalom from God the Father and the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord.
 I give thanks to God, whom, like my forbears, I worship with a clean conscience, as I regularly remember you in my prayers night and day.
 I am reminded of your tears, and I long to see you, so that I might be filled with joy.  I recall your sincere trust, the same trust that your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice had first; and I am convinced that you too now have this trust.
 For this reason, I am reminding you to fan the flame of God’s gift, which you received through s’mikhah from me.  For God gave us a Spirit who produces not timidity, but power, love and self-discipline.
 So don’t be ashamed of bearing testimony to our Lord or to me, his prisoner. On the contrary, accept your share in suffering disgrace for the sake of the Good News. God will give you the strength for it,
Gospel (Luke 10:1-9)
 After this, the Lord appointed seventy other talmidim and sent them on ahead in pairs to every town and place where he himself was about to go.  He said to them, “To be sure, there is a large harvest. But there are few workers.
Therefore, plead with the Lord of the Harvest that he speed workers out to gather in his harvest.  Get going now, but pay attention! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.  Don’t carry a money-belt or a pack, and don’t stop to shmoose with people on the road.
 “Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘Shalom!’ to the household.  If a seeker of shalom is there, your ‘Shalom!’ will find its rest with him; and if there isn’t, it will return to you.
 Stay in that same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for a worker deserves his wages — don’t move about from house to house.
 “Whenever you come into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is put in front of you.  Heal the sick there, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you.’