Saturday, September 10, 2011

Introduction - Proper 24 - 2011 September 11

Ex 14:19-31 Ex 15:1b-11, 20-21 Rom 14:1-12Matt 18:21-35
Intro to the Readings
Today we listen as Israelites cross the sea as they are pursued by Pharaoh’s chariots.
Our second reading today is the triumphant Song of Moses, from Exodus chapter fifteen. Moses acknowledges that the Lord has “triumphed gloriously.”
To the Romans, the Apostle Paul writes to the Church encouraging us to be mindful of our differences, and to respect one another. And not to pass judgement on your brother or sister.
In the Gospel Saint Peter asks a question about forgiveness. How many times should we forgive. The Lord replies seventy times seven, and tells a story about a debtor.
Let us rejoice that Lord has “triumphed gloriously.”
Let us receive forgiveness and forgive as God forgives our debts.

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