Friday, July 16, 2010

Introduction to the Readings - Proper 16 / July 17 - 23

Amos 8:1-12 – Psa 52 – Col 1:15-28 – Lk 10:38-42
Intro to the Readings
Today – from Amos, the prophet, we hear a warning for those who are unjust to the needy and poor.
The Psalm is a lament – a cry.
The key verse eight reads “I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.”
From the Letter to the Colossians the Apostle writes about his sufferings in the faith, but the first part is about Christ.
That Christ is the “image of the invisible God,” and that through his death he has brought about peace.
The Gospel is a short one so listen carefully. It is about Martha who is distracted by her work and her sister at the feet of Jesus.

Hear the Word of the Lord from Amos.
Trust in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
Listen to an ancient hymn from the Letter to the Colossians as it expresses Divine Love for humankind.
Sit with Mary at the feet of Jesus, and hear the Good News afresh.

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