In today's Gospel, Jesus tells the 72 to go out to the surrounding towns - but to carry nothing.
No money bag, no sandals, no sack, no food.
I've heard two explanations for why Jesus might have done this.
The first, and more obvious, is that these possessions might weigh down the disciples. Literally and figuratively. Yes, they would be quicker afoot if they weren't carrying lots of stuff. But their minds would also be lighter without having to worry about it as well.
(Mental note: how weighed-down are we with all the possessions and worries we have?)
The second, and less obvious, is that perhaps Jesus knew that if the disciples had to ask for everything, it would force interactions with people. Instead of camping out and eating amongst themselves, they would be forced to dine with people from the town.
(Mental note: how many new people do we interact with every day, that might be open to the words of Christ?)
I hope you all have a blessed week!