Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Introduction to the Readings - Proper 15 / July 10 - 16

Amos 7:7-17 – Psa 82 – Col 1:1-14 – Lk 10:25-37
Intro to the Readings
Listen today as Amos, a herdsman and dresser of sycamore trees, prophesies to Israel, the people of God, and the king’s prophet Amaziah.

Psalm 82 evokes images the heavenly court, of God as Judge. The Psalm pleads for justice for those who are orphaned, needy, poor, the powerless ones of the world.

Listen as the Apostle Paul writes to the Colossians. He writes to the faithful in Christ – those who have been rescued from the judgement of God and “share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”

Saint Luke writes about those who will “inherit eternal life” as well. In a familiar dialogue between a lawyer and Jesus. Every thing is fine until the lawyer asks “And who is my neighbour?”

Let us listen to:
- the prophesies of Amos, a herdsman.
- to the images of justice in the Heavenly court.
- Words to the faithful in Christ
- to the conversation of the lawyer with Jesus afresh.

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