Friday, July 2, 2010

Introduction to the Readings - Proper 14 / July 3 - 9

2Kgs 5:1-14 – Psa 30 – Gal 6:7-16 – Lk 10:1-11, 16-20
Intro to the Readings

From Second Kings we listen as Naaman, a general with leprosy, seeks healing through the prophet Elisha. Listen for Naaman’s disappointment.
Psalm 30 is all of thanksgiving – expressed by one person. An individual who is mindful of the wrath of God, but more so of the favour, the grace, of God. Turning “wailing into dancing.”
The Apostle Paul write to the Galatians that they shall “reap whatever” they sow. He writes about the “Law of Christ” and of boasting only in the “cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
In Saint Luke’s Gospel we listen as the Lord gives instruction to “seventy others” as he sent them to evangelize.

Let us listen and offer grateful praise to the God of grace.
Listen and let your boast be in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Listen as the Lord instructs you as you also evangelize today.

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