"The Work of the Seventy-Two Followers" 

Later the Lord chose seventy-two other followers and sent them out two by two to every town and village where he was about to go.  He said to them:

A large crop is in the fields, but there are only a few workers.  Ask the Lord in charge of the harvest to send out workers to bring it in.  Now go, but remember, I am sending you like lambs into a pack of wolves.  Don't take along a moneybag or a traveling bag or sandals.  And don't waste time greeting people on the road.  As soon as you enter a home, say, "God bless this home with peace."  If the people living there are peace-loving, your prayer for peace will bless them.  But if they are not peace-loving, your prayer will return to you.  Stay with the same family, eating and drinking whatever they give you, because workers are worth what they earn.  Don't move around from house to house.

If the people of a town welcome you, eat whatever they offer.  Heal their sick and say, "God's kingdom will soon be here!"

But if the people of a town refuse to welcome you, go out into the street and say, "We are shaking the dust from our feet as a warning to you.  And you can be sure that God's kingdom will soon be here!"  I tell you that on the day of judgment the people of Sodom will get off easier than the people of that town!

                                                                                         Luke 10:1-12

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)