Friday, July 30, 2010

Introduction to the Readings - Proper 18 / July 31 - Aug 6

Hos 11:1-11 – Psa 107:1-9, 43 – Col 3:1-11 – Lk 12:13-21
Intro to the Readings

The first reading is from Hosea – it is the Lord God speaking to His’ children. God speaks with tender love.
Psalm 107 is a communal song of thanksgiving. The first verse sets the tone for the Psalm.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and his mercy endures for ever.”
The Apostle Paul writes to the Colossians – to those who have been raised in Christ. Raised to new life.
In the Gospel from Saint Luke someone asks Jesus to be their arbitrator. In response the Lord tells them a parable about a rich man.

Listen as the Lord God speaks to you a child of God.
Give thanks to the Lord – for God is good – God’s mercy endures for ever!
Be renewed in the knowledge that is yours in Christ.
Listen to the parable about the rich man and be mindful where we store up our treasures.

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