11th Sunday Ordinary Time

The Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is reputed to have placed this advertisement in the Times newspaper in London on December 29th 1913.

Apparently, he received some five thousand replies, and eventually, a 27-strong crew was chosen.

In the Jerusalem Daily Mail of August 10th, in the year 30AD an advertisement was placed. It read:

Men wanted for hazardous journey.
Give without pay,
Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts.
Take no bag for the journey.
Take one tunic only.
One pair of sandals only.
Take no staff.
Labourers will be fed by others.

To say “Yes” costs!

“When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from someone who  never left home.” – Rumi


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