He summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them."
Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.
-- Luke 9:1-6
We're driving into the city at this point and much—so very much—is on my mind. However, the above passage came to mind while on the drive from College Station to New Orleans. We are now in town for Spring Break to help the city of my birth, my hometown. We're reaching Loyola University where we're staying, and now visible is the view of Audubon Park across the street at sunset. It's such a beautiful view at this time of day. How have I missed all of it so in these many years that have passed.
We're almost to our home for the week; I know for certain we shall not need to shake the dust from our feet.
Now begins our journey; now begins the time of my life.