Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Introduction to the Readings - Proper 13 / June 26 - July 2

2 Kgs 2:1-2, 6-14 – Psa 77:1-2, 11-20 – Gal 5:1, 13-25 – Lk 9:51-62
Intro to the Readings
From Second Kings listen to the story of Elijah as he is taken up into heaven and Elisha who as for a double portion of the spirit of Elijah.
Psalm 77 is the cry in the personal voice. “I will cry aloud to God.” The ‘whirlwind’ is mentioned in the reading from Kings and the Psalm. The Psalm also speaks of God leading the people of God.
From Galatians the Apostle Paul continues to speak about our freedom in Christ. Listen as he gives a summary of the Law.
In the Gospel today we will hear some of the “hard saying of Jesus” as “he set his face to go to Jerusalem.”

Listen for the whirlwind and blessing in your life.
Be mindful of the freedom that is your through the grace of Christ.
Meditate upon those saying of Jesus that trouble us.

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