I Imagine my name in this list of twelve; David, the son of Bill and Betty. What unclean spirits might I meet this day which need expulsion, perhaps some which reside right within me? Who will I be with today and what disease or illness might need curing?

Do I trust that Jesus really does call me to complete his work in the world today, just as he did with the apostles two thousand years ago? Do I trust that he really does give me the power to heal and cast out demons.

Have not I experienced healing through the words and actions of others? Have not my own demons been cast out by the grace of God delivered through family and friends?

We do find God in all things! God is at work in the world today! God creates us for a purpose, Jesus calls us to complete his work and the Holy Spirit inspires us with wisdom and love! Go forth and set the world on fire!

—David McNulty works for the Midwest Jesuits. Dave and his wife Judy are grandparents of six.