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Old 11th December 2012, 05:08 PM
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[Mark]
{6:7} And he called the twelve. And he began to send them out in twos, and he gave them authority over unclean spirits.
{6:8} And he instructed them not to take anything for the journey, except a staff: no traveling bag, no bread, and no money belt,
{6:9} but to wear sandals, and not to wear two tunics.

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{9:1} Then calling together the twelve Apostles, he gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.
{9:2} And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the infirm.
{9:3} And he said to them: “You should take nothing for the journey, neither staff, nor traveling bag, nor bread, nor money; and you should not have two tunics.
{9:4} And into whatever house you shall enter, lodge there, and do not move away from there.

{10:1} Then, after these things, the Lord also designated another seventy-two. And he sent them in pairs before his face, into every city and place where he was to arrive.
{10:2} And he said to them: “Certainly the harvest is great, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into his harvest.
{10:3} Go forth. Behold, I send you out like lambs among wolves.
{10:4} Do not choose to carry a purse, nor provisions, nor shoes; and you shall greet no one along the way.
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Old 11th December 2012, 05:11 PM
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The sending of the 72 was different than the sending of the 12, so there were different instructions. The differences teach us that discipline (practices) are changeable. It is not as if Jesus was teaching two contradictory ideas on faith or morals.

The apparent discrepancy between Luke 9 and Mark may be due to different instructions at different times given to the 12, just as occurred in this instance:

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{22:35} “When I sent you without money or provisions or shoes, did you lack anything?”
{22:36} And they said, “Nothing.” Then he said to them: “But now, let whoever has money take it, and likewise with provisions. And whoever does not have these, let him sell his coat and buy a sword.
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Old 11th December 2012, 06:02 PM
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The discrepancy also seems to be in Matthew 10:10 and Mark 6:8-9 where the instructions are given to the 12.

Perhaps there were instructions given at different times; or perhaps He meant no "extra" shoes?.... for in Mark 6:9 Jesus also tells them no "two" tunics, which obviously means they can wear one, but not have an "extra" one.
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Old 11th December 2012, 06:29 PM
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The discrepancy also seems to be in Matthew 10:10 and Mark 6:8-9 where the instructions are given to the 12.

Perhaps there were instructions given at different times; or perhaps He meant no "extra" shoes?.... for in Mark 6:9 Jesus also tells them no "two" tunics, which obviously means they can wear one, but not have an "extra" one.

I think it was simply different instructions at different times. This teaches us that disciplines can change. There is probably also a spiritual level of meaning, such that each item (tunic, shoes, purse, staff) indicates some resource used in proclaiming the Gospel. Sometimes the Church will lack some of these resources, and other times She will have and will make use of these resources.
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Thank you Ron.

So, that's the message, those instructions were a matter of discipline only (not dogma) and it can change. The discipline instructed to them was to let them know and experience for themselves that God provides.
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