Thursday, June 3, 2010

Readings - Introduction - Proper 10 - 2010 June 6

1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) – Psalm 146 – Galatians 1:11-24 – Luke 7:11-17
Intro to the Readings

From First Kings we hear the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath, the little they had to eat, and the promise of the Lord the God of Israel to provide.

Psalm 146 is a hymn of praise. The Psalm is emphatic that we do not put our trust in any human ruler, or any human being. The Psalm affirms that we are to trust in the Lord God, the God of Jacob.

From the letter to the Galatians we listen as the Apostle Paul gives, in part, his curriculum vitae, that is, his resume.
First of all though he affirms that the Good News of the Gospel is of divine origin.

From Saint Luke’s Gospel we encounter a widow from Nain whose son has died. The Lord raises her son, and fear seizes all who witnessed this miracle.

Let us listen with the widows of this world.
Let us find our trust in the Lord God, the God of Jacob.
Let us receive the revelation of God in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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