We read the Gospel reading for the day.
And Jesus went about all the cities, and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.
And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd. Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few.  Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.
And having called his twelve disciples together, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, and all manner of infirmities. These twelve Jesus sent: commanding them, saying: Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles.
But go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And going, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely have you received, freely give. Do not possess gold, nor silver, nor money in your purses: Nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor a staff; for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Meditatio (active meditation):
We noticed that Jesus did three things. He went to the synagogues, he proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom, and he healed and cured the sick. Then he told his disciples to pray for more laborers. When he gathered the 12 apostles, he gave them authority. Then he gave them instructions to go out to the house of Israel, to proclaim the Kingdom, and to cure the sick and drive out demons. We noticed how these roles seem to correlate to the roles of priest (curing and driving out demons), prophet (proclaiming the kingdom), and king (going out to the peoples).
During prayer, we asked God to help us to keep in mind that as a family, we are missionaries to those around us. We are on a unified mission and in a way, we also fill the roles of priest, prophet, and king. We prayed that we help to heal others of darkness, depression, and loneliness with our presence. We prayed that we proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to our friends and family, that they may see how we are saved not only individually but through our one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church. We prayed that we go out to help and serve others.
Contemplatio (passive contemplation):
The word “courage” came to me while praying. After a while I opened my eyes and saw Sergio looking at the kitchen light through a hole he made with his fingers. I watched him playing and smiled, filled with peace. I enjoyed watching my family lost in thought. We are a domestic church. We fight for the kingdom. Love is our weapon.