During the public ministry, Jesus and his apostles occupied fully in preaching the Word of God. So, others gave them food and shelter. “Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources” (Lk 8:1-3).
At the time of his birth, the Holy Family had to depend on the shepherds for shelter for Infant Jesus. At his death, Nicodemus bought spices for his burial. Joseph of Arimathea gave him a tomb. During the public ministry, the women disciples gave food for him and his companions. Let us support our shepherds and missionaries in their full-time service for Jesus and his church. Jesus said, “Whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward” (Mt 10:42).