All Christians today trace our faith back to those first disciples - such as Saint Simon and Saint Jude - who were willing to leave everything familiar to share the good news with strangers. Today's feast reminds us to pray for modern-day apostles who leave home and family and risk their lives to bring the love of Jesus to those still waiting to hear about Him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, may those who leave home and family and risk all for the Gospel be supported by Your Spirit in the difficult task of bringing Your good news to an often hostile world. Amen.
Jakarta, 28 October 2015
A Christian Pilgrim